July 24, 2017

G101: Mariners 4, Red Sox 0

Red Sox  - 000 000 000 - 0  4  0
Mariners - 030 100 00x - 4  6  1
James Paxton (7-4-0-0-10, 103) utterly dominated the Red Sox. He retired the first 13 batters. And after that, whenever he had to deal with baserunners, the Seattle left-hander calmly struck out whoever was at the plate.

T5: Jackie Bradley blooped a single into short center and was Boston's first baserunner. Paxton struck out Chris Young looking and Deven Marrero swinging.

T6: Brock Holt reached on an error and Mookie Betts singled. With runners on first and second, Paxton struck out Andrew Benintendi and Dustin Pedroia, both swinging.

T7: Hanley Ramirez dropped a single into shallow center and Bradley singled past Robinson Cano into right-center. First and third, no outs. Paxton struck out Young looking and got Marrero to ground into a 6-4-3 double play.

Those were the only times the Red Sox had anyone on base. They were retired in order in the first, second, third, fourth, eighth, and ninth innings.

On the other side, about all you can say for Eduardo Rodriguez's (5.1-6-4-2-6, 99) first few innings is: Yuck. Kyle Seager began the bottom of the second with a home run to dead center. With one out, Ben Gamel tripled to right and scored on Guillermo Heredia's fielder's choice. Jean Segura doubled to right-center with two outs, scoring Heredia. Gamel singled in the fourth and scored on Danny Valencia's double.

AL East: Baltimore beat Tampa Bay 5-0, so the Rays remain 3.5 GB. The idle Yankees are 2 GB.
Eduardo Rodriguez / James Paxton
Betts, RF
Young, DH Benintendi, LF
Pedroia, 2B
Ramirez, 1B
Bradley, CF
Bogaerts, SS Young, DH
Holt, LF Marrero, SS
Vazquez, C
Marrero, 3B Holt, 3B
AL East: The Yankees are 2.5 GB and the Rays are 3.5 GB. ... BAL/TB; NYY off.

1 comment:

FenFan said...

about all you can say for Eduardo Rodriguez's (5.1-6-4-2-6, 99) first few innings is: Yuck

Expect a knock on your door and David Price standing outside...