September 4, 2020

G40: Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 2 (7)

Red Sox   - 011 010 0 - 3  7  0
Blue Jays - 000 101 0 - 2  6  1
The Red Sox are undefeated throughout their history when playing as the visiting team in Fenway Park. 1-0!

Yairo Muñoz went 3-for-4 (after going 3-for-3 in the first game) and scored the Red Sox's third run on Toronto catcher Reese McGuire's errant attempted pickoff throw in the fifth inning. In four games, Muñoz is 8-for-15 (.533) with a 1.466 OPS.

Armed with a 3-1 lead, Josh Taylor relieved Chris Mazza (4-3-1-1-2, 67) and pitched a clean fifth. Robinson Leyer did not pitch a clean sixth. He allowed a one-out double and a walk. After Leyer got the second out, Jonathan Villar singled to center, cutting the lead to 3-2. Another walk loaded the bases before Leyer fanned Derek Fisher.

Matt Barnes allowed a leadoff single in the seventh, bringing up Vladimir Guerreo Jr., who had the unique opportunity to hit a game-winning, walkoff home run for the visiting "home" team at Fenway Park. Which reminds me, you know I detest Rob Manfred, right? Vlad swung and missed a fastball before hitting into a 5-4-3 double play. Then Barnes struck out Cavan Biggio to earn a victory in the second of the day's 7/9th of a game.
Ross Stripling / Chris Mazza
Verdugo, DH
Muñoz, RF
Devers, 3B
Vázquez, C
Chavis, 2B
Bradley, CF
Dalbec, 1B
Lin, LF
Araúz, SS
The makeup of a rainout in Buffalo and the quirks of the short season mean the Red Sox are the visiting team in their own park for Game 2.

1 comment:

Jim said...

The box scores have both games coming in at under 3 hours. Shades of the 1960's.