September 16, 2014

G151: Pirates 4, Red Sox 0

Red Sox - 000 000 000 - 0  7  1
Pirates - 020 001 10x - 4  7  0
Example
Anthony Ranaudo / Charlie Morton
Betts, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Nava, RF
Cespedes, LF
Napoli, 1B
Middlebrooks, 3B
Bradley, CF
Vazquez, C
Ranaudo, P

September 14, 2014

G150: Red Sox 8, Royals 4

Red Sox - 003 004 100 - 8  8  0
Royals  - 040 000 000 - 4  9  0
Daniel Nava and Xander Bogaerts each drove in four runs.

Bogaerts (3-for-4) hit a three-run homer in the third and added a sac fly in the seventh. ... Nava hit a grand slam in the sixth. ... Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 and scored twice. ... David Ross walked twice and scored two runs. ... Joe Kelly: 6-5-4-2-3, 99.
Example
Joe Kelly / Jason Vargas
Betts, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Cespedes, LF
Craig, 1B
Nava, RF
Middlebrooks, 3B
Ross, C
Bradley, CF
Semi-Random MFY Note: In 35 games since August 3, Derek Jeter is hitting .177/.213/.199.

September 13, 2014

G149: Royals 7, Red Sox 1

Red Sox - 001 000 000 - 1  4  1
Royals  - 200 300 02x - 7 12  1
Example
Rubby De La Rosa / Jeremy Guthrie
Betts, 2B
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Cespedes, LF
Nava, RF
Napoli, 1B
Bradley, CF
Middlebrooks, 3B
Vazquez, C

September 12, 2014

G148: Red Sox 4, Royals 2

Red Sox - 003 010 000 - 4  8  0
Royals  - 000 200 000 - 2  4  1
Example
Allen Webster / Yordano Ventura
Betts, RF
Bogaerts, SS
Nava, DH
Cespedes, LF
Craig, 1B
Middlebrooks, 3B
Bradley, CF
Vazquez, C
Weeks, 2B

September 11, 2014

G147: Red Sox 6, Royals 3

Red Sox - 012 100 020 - 6  9  1
Royals  - 020 001 000 - 3  6  3
Example
Clay Buchholz / Liam Hendriks
Betts, RF
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Cespedes, LF
Napoli, 1B
Middlebrooks, 3B
Bradley, CF
Vazquez, C
Weeks, 2B
The Royals (80-64) lead the AL Central by one game over the Tigers, who have the day off.

September 10, 2014

Pedroia Will Have Left Hand Surgery On Thursday

Dustin Pedroia, bothered for most of the season by inflammation in his left hand and wrist, will have surgery tomorrow in Boston. Why the Red Sox continued playing Pedroia at second base for weeks of meaningless games before having this problem properly taken care of is a mystery.

ESPNBoston notes: "This will be the third successive year in which Pedroia will have had surgery for a hand injury. In addition to repairing his ulnar collateral ligament last November, Pedroia had a pin inserted into his right pinkie finger in October 2012."

G146: Orioles 10, Red Sox 6

Orioles - 006 020 002 - 10 15  0
Red Sox - 000 000 105 -  6  8  1
I tuned in to NESN during the bottom of the ninth inning to hear some wisdom from analyst Steve Lyons. He was apparently talking about the excessive length of baseball games and he proposed a great suggestion to "speed the game up". Umpires should "call more strikes". Apparently, Lyons believes umpires should call more strikes no matter where the pitched ball is in relation to the strike zone defined by the rule book. Doing so would "force batters to swing the bat" - and games would go faster.

That's the level of analysis you get on NESN.

This loss also officially eliminated the Red Sox from all playoff contention. ... Wait 'til next year!
Example
Wei-Yin Chen / Brandon Workman
Betts, CF
Bogaerts, SS
Ortiz, DH
Cespedes, LF
Craig, 1B
Nava, RF
Rivero, 3B
Butler, C
Weeks, 2B