September 14, 2019

G148: Red Sox 2, Phillies 1

Red Sox  - 000 000 101 - 2  6  0
Phillies - 000 000 100 - 1  5  0
Eduardo Rodriguez struck out 12 Phillies (6.2-4-1-1-12, 105) as the Red Sox squeezed out a 2-1 win on Saturday night.

Rodriguez battled Aaron Nola (7-4-1-3-9, 103) through six scoreless innings. He allowed a two-out single in the second and a two-out double in the fourth. Nola retired the first 10 Boston batters before Xander Bogaerts singled to right in the fourth.

Gorkys Hernández led off the sixth with a single to right and Rodriguez bunted him to second. But Marco Hernández lined out to right and Bogaerts struck out swinging.

Both teams scored a run in the seventh. Rafael Devers walked and went to second on J.D. Martinez's single. Mitgh Moreland fanned, but Christian Vázquez doubled Devers home for a 1-0 lead. Jackie Bradley walked to load the bases, but Gorkys Hernández grounded to third and JDM was forced at the plate. Then Rodriguez struck out.

After the stretch, Bryce Harper singled before Rodriguez rallied, striking out both Rhys Hoskins and Scott Kingery. Then things went sideways. Cesar Hernández singled to center, Adam Haseley was hit by a pitch, and Rodriguez walked Maikel Franco to force in a run (not one of the four balls was close). Josh Taylor came out of the pen and struck out pinch-hitter Phil Gosselin, stranding three baserunners.

In the bottom of the eighth, Matt Barnes gave up a leadoff single to Jean Segura, who promptly stole second. J.T. Realmuto grounded out to shortstop and Segura had to stay put. Harper was walked intentionally and Barnes wriggled out of trouble, getting flyouts to right and center.

Moreland started the ninth with a single off Hector Neris; Chris Owings pinch-ran. Vázquez singled, putting men at first and third. Bradley lined out to shortstop, but pinch-hitter Brock Holt walked on four pitches, loading the bases. Andrew Benintendi batted for Barnes and lifted Neris's first pitch to left for a sac fly, as Owings scored.

Brandon Workman walked the leadoff man in the bottom of the ninth (Cesar Hernández), but the Phillies could not advance him from first. Haseley was called out on strikes, Jay Bruce flied to right, and Logan Morrison went down swinging.
Eduardo Rodriguez / Aaron Nola
Betts, RF M. Hernández, 2B
Devers, 3B Bogaerts, SS
Bogaerts, SS Devers, 3B
Martinez, LF RF
Moreland, 1B
Vázquez, C
Bradley, CF
G. Hernández, 2B LF
Rodriguez, P
Peter Abraham, Globe: "Betts has a sore left foot. ... Betts will get checked out by a doctor but the belief is it's not something serious."

Top 10, Most Runs Scored, Season, Red Sox
150 - Ted Williams, 1949
142 - Ted Williams, 1946
141 - Ted Williams, 1942
139 - Jimmie Foxx, 1938 
136 - Tris Speaker, 1912
135 - Ted Williams, 1941
134 - Ted Williams, 1940
131 - Mookie Betts, 2019
131 - Dom DiMaggio, 1950
131 - Ted Williams, 1939
Betts is also tied for 13th place, with 129 (2018).


Paul Hickman said...


I "believe" I have found a pathway ?????

Where few have sought !!!!!!

The Sox win the last 29 games of the season in the greatest comeback since the days of Methuselah !!!!!

16 to finish

1 gm playoff
1 Wild Card

3 DS
4 CS
4 WS

Now it is not a strong chance I do realise ...... Indeed there is probably more chance of your dogs dragging you up & down Mount Everest by next Tuesday !

But there is still aaaaaaa chance .......

Bring back Pedro & Papi !!!!!!

Jere said...

"Last Sunday and Monday, when the Astros beat the Mariners 21-1 and then shutout the Athletics 15-0, "

The day after beating the A's 15-0, the Astros lost to the A's 21-7. I wondered if that was the first time a team beat and then lost to the same team by 14 or more in consecutive games.