August 4, 2015

G107: Red Sox at Yankees, 7 PM

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Yankees -  
Henry Owens / Masahiro Tanaka

Left-hander Henry Owens, who turned 23 a couple of weeks ago, will make his major league debut tonight in the Bronx. In 21 games with Pawtucket, Owens has a 3.16 ERA, with an opponents batting average of .193.

SoxProspects says:
Profiles as a solid number three starter with a chance for more if he continues to refine his command and curveball. Development of curveball is key; relies heavily on fastball/changeup combination. Advanced feel for pitching. Will be able to withstand the rigors of starting at the big league level. Although somewhat goofy off the field, is able to flip the switch, and possesses a mature demeanor on mound. Floor of a back-end starter.
Jere pointed out in Sunday's game thread that a NESN ad for this series described Yankee Stadium as a "house of pain". The third stadium to be dubbed "Yankee Stadium" opened in 2009 and in the six-plus seasons since then, the Red Sox have a 31-29 record. Yes, Boston has a winning record in this supposed "house of pain". NESN: Where we never let the facts get in the way of using a dumb cliche!
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August 2, 2015

G106: Rays 4, Red Sox 3

Rays    - 100 100 020 - 4  9  0
Red Sox - 201 000 000 - 3  8  0
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Jake Odorizzi / Wade Miley
Holt, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, LF
Napoli, 1B
Shaw, 3B
Castillo, RF
Hanigan, C
Bradley, CF

August 1, 2015

G105: Red Sox 11, Rays 7

Rays    - 000 222 001 -  7 13  0
Red Sox - 141 012 02x - 11 16  0
Since at least 1914, only two Red Sox hitters have had a game with at least 4 hits, 5 runs scored, and 3 RBI. Travis Shaw, playing in only his tenth major league game, is one of the two. (Here's a list of the nine Red Sox players with at least 4 hits and 5 runs scored in one game: click. Shaw is #10.)

Shaw doubled and scored in the second inning, homered in the third, singled and scored in the fifth, walked and scored in the sixth, and hit a two-run home run in the eighth.

Xander Bogaerts went 4-for-5 with 3 RBI. ... Rusney Castillo went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI.
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Matt Moore / Joe Kelly
Holt, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, LF
Napoli, 1B
Shaw, 3B
Castillo, RF
Hanigan, C
Bradley, CF

July 31, 2015

G104: Red Sox 7, Rays 5

Rays    - 111 000 200 - 5 10  3
Red Sox - 300 010 21x - 7  8  2
After losing leads of 3-1 and 4-3, Boston went ahead for good on Mike Napoli's two-run homer in the seventh inning. David Ortiz was on first, after working an 11-pitch walk.

Napoli also walked twice and scored two runs. ... Blake Swihart and Alejandro De Aza each drove in two runs.

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Erasmo Ramirez / Eduardo Rodriguez
Holt, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Napoli, 1B
De Aza, LF
Castillo, RF
Swihart, C
Bradley, CF
Rutledge, 3B

July 30, 2015

G103: Red Sox 8, White Sox 2

White Sox - 200 000 000 - 2  7  0
Red Sox   - 100 024 10x - 8 13  0
David Ortiz went 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBI. ... Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-4 and scored twice. ... Rusney Castillo had two hits, including his second home run of the year, and two runs scored. ... Wright: 7-6-2-2-8, 116.

Daniel Nava was designated for assignment and Tommy Layne was optioned to Pawtucket to make room on the roster for relief pitchers Jonathan Aro and Jean Machi.
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Chris Sale / Steven Wright
Holt, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ramirez, LF
Ortiz, DH
Napoli, 1B
Castillo, RF
Sandoval, 3B
Swihart, C
Bradley, CF
Elias:
The White Sox once again jumped out to a fast start [on Wednesday night], scoring six times in the first three innings in their 9-2 win at Boston. It was the third straight game in which Chicago scored at least five runs before the start of the fourth inning, all wins at Fenway Park. The White Sox had only once before put up five runs over the first three innings in three straight road games. That was in 1936, in wins over Washington (July 17) and Philadelphia (a doubleheader on July 18).

Jon Lester struck out 14 Rockies batters over eight innings in a 3-2 victory at Wrigley Field. The Cubs have won two World Series since the last time they had a left-handed pitcher record 14+ strikeouts in a game. On May 30, 1906, Jack Pfiester fanned 17 Cardinals in a complete-game 4-2, 15-inning home loss to the Cardinals. The Cubs finished that year with a record of 116-36 (.763), representing the best single-season winning percentage in modern major-league history. The North Siders lost to the crosstown White Sox in the Fall Classic before rebounding to win the World Series in both 1907 and 1908.

July 29, 2015

G102: White Sox 9, Red Sox 2

White Sox - 231 000 210 - 9 17  1
Red Sox   - 000 100 100 - 2  7  2
Mike Napoli hit a double and a home run (#12) and drove in both of Boston's runs.

Rick Porcello: 2-10-6-1-2, 68.
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Jose Quintana / Rick Porcello
Holt, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ramirez, LF
Ortiz, DH
Napoli, 1B
Castillo, RF
Sandoval, 3B
Hanigan, C
Bradley, CF
Mookie Betts has been placed on the 7-day concussion DL.