May 12, 2019

G41: Red Sox 11, Mariners 2

Mariners - 100 010 000 -  2  4  1
Red Sox  - 310 020 32x - 11 12  1
J.D. Martinez hit two home runs, Michael Chavis and Rafael Devers both went 3-for-5, with Chavis driving in five runs, and Xander Bogaerts walked four times and scored three runs. Hector Velázquez (5-2-2-2-3, 63), Marcus Walden (2-1-0-0-3, 29) and Josh Smith 2-1-0-0-1, 41) held the Mariners to four hits.

The Red Sox swept the three-game series, beating Seattle by a combined score of 34-8. Boston scored more runs in each game (14, 9, 11) that the Mariners did in the entire series. With the Rays losing to the Yankees 7-1, the Red Sox are only 3.0 GB.

In four of the five innings in which the Red Sox scored - the first, second, fifth, and eighth - the rallies started with Two Outs and the Bases Empty (TO/BE).

In the first, Martinez hit a solo shot with two outs. Bogaerts walked and Rafael Devers singled, loading the bases. A run scored on Chavis's single and another run scored on a passed ball.

Andrew Benintendi walked in the second and scored when right fielder Jay Bruce committed a two-base error on Mookie Betts's drive (4-1).

Bogaerts walked and Devers doubled in the fifth, and they both scored on Chavis's single (6-2).

Dan Altavilla walked the bases loaded with no outs in the seventh, handing out free passes to Betts, Martinez, and Bogaerts. Mookie scored on Devers's groundout (7-2), and JDM and X scored on Chavis's single to right (9-2). Altavilla also walked Christian Vazquez before being pulled.

In the eighth, Betts doubled and Martinez homered (11-2). Bogaerts and Devers both singled, but Chavis struck out.
Marco Gonzales / Hector Velázquez
Benintendi, LF
Betts, CF
Martinez, RF
Bogaerts, SS
Devers, 3B
Chavis, 2B
Vázquez, C
Pearce, 1B
Núñez, DH
The Red Sox remain four games out of first place, but they are now only 2.5 games behind the second-place Yankees. Based on each team's runs scored and runs allowed, the Yankees' expected record is 22-17, with the Red Sox at 22-18.

The Blue Jays traded for pitcher Edwin Jackson. When he pitches for Toronto, he will set a major league record of playing for 14 teams. Jackson and Octavio Dotel currently have each played for 13 teams. Jackson has pitched for the Dodgers (2003-2005), (Devil) Rays (2006-2008), Tigers (2009), Diamondbacks (2010), White Sox (2010-11), Cardinals (2011), Nationals (2012), Cubs (2013-15), Atlanta (2015), Marlins (2016), Padres (2016), Orioles (2017), Nationals (2017), Athletics (2018).

Rob Bradford, WEEI:
To say that the organization was a bit uneasy about the conversations leading up to the [White House visit] would be an understatement. ...

The one misstep made wasn't difficult to decipher: many key contributors to the World Series win weren't mentioned at all. It was no shock that Trump didn't bring up those who chose not to visit the residence, but somebody from the Red Sox should have absolutely used the platform to acknowledge the likes of Alex Cora, Mookie Betts, David Price and Xander Bogaerts. It was a big miss.

1 comment:

johngoldfine said...

Dept. of Jesus H. Fuck: