July 18, 2017

G95: Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 4 (15)

Blue Jays - 000 030 000 010 000 - 4 15  0
Red Sox   - 000 101 100 010 001 - 5 13  0

Hanley Ramirez crushed a first-pitch home run with one out in the bottom of the fifteenth (1:09 AM) to send everyone still watching at Fenway Park home happy.

The Red Sox rallied twice, tying the game in the seventh (on Dustin Pedroia's double) and the fourteenth (Mookie Betts's two-out single). Hector Velazquez pitched the final four innings.

J.A. Happ / Brian Johnson
Betts, RF
Benintendi, LF
Pedroia, 2B
Ramirez, 1B
Young, DH
Bogaerts, SS Bradley, CF
Bradley, CF Leon, C
Leon, C Marrero, SS
Marrero, 3B Holt, 3B
Ryan Hannable, WEEI:
Xander Bogaerts hasn't been right following being hit by a pitch in the right hand while in Tampa before the All-Star break on July 6.

Since being hit, Bogaerts is batting just .154 (4-for-26) ... After being in the original lineup on Tuesday, he was scratched so he could go get a MRI.
The Red Sox have scored only 26 runs in their past 10 games (with a 3-7 record), while batting a meager .195/.275/.283. With runners on second and/or third, they are 7-for-70 (.100) in those games.

Roster Stuff: Brian Johnson and Hector Velasquez were called up from Pawtucket, with Robby Scott and Sam Travis being sent down.

AL East: The Rays are 2 GB and the Yankees are 3.5 GB. ... NYY/MIN and TB/OAK.


allan said...

Two tweets from Scott Lauber ESPN:

John Farrell: Hanley Ramirez understands playing first base "is not just a today situation." Farrell met with Ramirez on Monday to discuss having him play first more often against left-handed pitching.

Blake Swihart unable to catch regularly because of last year's ankle injury. Will begin to work out at first & third base, Farrell said.

GK said...

paging RS
Inside dirt: Aaron Judge has a secret plan to break his slump

allan said...

Elias Says: "Hanley Ramirez’s 15th inning home run gave the Red Sox a 5-4 win over the Blue Jays. Boston played 58 innings over the last four days: 16 on Saturday, 18 in a day/night doubleheader on Sunday, nine on Monday and 15 on Tuesday. That’s the most innings the Red Sox have played over any four-day span since 1994 (60): 18 innings in a doubleheader on August 6, then 21 in a doubleheader on August 7, nine on August 8, and 12 on August 9. The 1994 season ended on August 11 because of a player’s strike. ... Ramirez’s walkoff homer in the 15th inning was the latest for a Red Sox player since Shea Hillenbrand hit one in the 18th inning of Dave Borkowski of the Tigers on June 5, 2001."