April 26, 2019

G27: Rays at Red Sox, PPD.

UPDATE: Tonight's game has been postponed. It will be played on Saturday, June 8 as part of a day-night doubleheader.
Rays    - 
Red Sox - 
Charlie Morton / Josh Smith
Benintendi, LF
Betts, RF
Moreland, 1B
Martinez, DH
Bogaerts, SS
Devers, 3B
Chavis, 2B
Bradley, CF
Vázquez, C
Update: Tonight's weather does not look good.

David Price had been scheduled to open the Rays series, but he will pitch tomorrow. Instead, Josh Smith (#67), a 31-year-old right-hander, will be on the hill tonight.

Smith debuted in 2015 and last pitched in the majors in 2017, working in 26 games as a reliever for the Athletics. In three starts (16.2 innings) for Pawtucket this year, he has a 3.78 ERA. This will be his tenth major league start. He has a 6.10 ERA in the previous nine (2015-16).

Travis Lakins was sent down to Pawtucket to make room on the roster. ... Chris Sale will start on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Sox faced Morton last Saturday. Andrew Benintendi hit a grand slam as part of a five-run second inning. Morton lasted six innings and Boston held on for a 6-5 win.

Sea Dogs No-No: Kyle Hart, Daniel McGrath, and Adam Lau combined to pitch a no-hitter for the Portland Sea Dogs (AA) on Thursday night. Portland beat the Binghamton Rumble Ponies 2-0. Hart pitched 6.2 innings, walking one and striking out six. McGrath (1.1 innings) had two strikeouts and Lau (1 inning) had one, while also issuing a walk.
Sea Dogs  - 000 000 101 - 2  8  1
R. Ponies - 000 000 000 - 0  0  1

The other no-hitter by Portland (as a Red Sox affiliate) came on Opening Day of the 2014 season (April 3). Henry Owens pitched six no-hit innings in a rain-shortened 5-0 win over the Reading Fightin Phils.

Second baseman Mookie Betts, playing his first game in AA, went 4-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored. Betts went 3-for-5 the next day and hit .452 through his first 15 games. Betts would move up to Pawtucket on June 2 and make his major league debut June 29.


Jere said...

They took Kyle Hart out...and Dave O'Brien's heart out.

Zenslinger said...

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allan said...

It should be.

allan said...

Looks like you got in.