Red Sox @ NY Yankees 4/16

Well, another terrible game. I was seriously thinking that they were going to be no hit by Paxton. Instead they got two hit by him, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 


NEWS

  • BREAKING NEWS: Blake Swihart has been designated for assignment and they have brought Sandy Leon up from AAA to catch Sale. They obviously thought that Leon could be some savior for the pitching staff but as you’ll read on, he obviously wasn’t so far. 
  • Holt started a rehab game in Pawtucket today, after a few more they are looking to activate him in the next few days if all goes well


Important Moments

After the first two innings looked to be a good ole fashioned pitchers duel, but the Yankees destroyed that in the third after Gardner doubled, and then allowed two singles making the score 2-0. In the bottom of the frame, the Red Sox had their best chance at making the game close: 

Mookie took a great AB for a walk, and Bogey hit one about an inch from being out and set up the inning. Second and third with the 3-4-5 hitters and no outs, but they totally squandered this chance by getting out in order. Look how close Bogey was for his 3rd HR of the year ⬇️ 

It just went downhill after that, Clint Frazier lead off the fourth with a ball hit exactly like bogey’s but of course his went out. Hard hit balls everywhere off Sale. Nunez couldn’t catch pickoffs, other defensive misplays and the Sox really just did not look great.

Recently recalled Erasmo Ramirez came in to start the 6th and immediately got pummeled. Allowing a 3 run dinger to Mike Tauchman who no body even knew coming into the game, and allowing a lead off homer to Torres in the 7th. 

Final Score: 8-0 Yankees


HIGHS

  • Sale was hitting at 97 MPH on the gun, and had more bite to his slider, but still just could not locate anything. He sat middle middle most the game

LOWS

  • It seemed that Sale was throwing heat seeking missiles that were just looking for the middle of the plate. Yes he was throwing heat, but big leaguers can hit it out when its down the middle
  • Nunez missed several plays that he should have made
  • Leon’s debut was one to forget, two Ks and a weak pop out, but don’t expect that to improve much
  • Pearce going 0-4 with 2 Ks, he was brought in to be the lefty smasher, and his average is down to .100. Just terrible 


Final Box Scores


Standings

Back in the basement but the best thing about baseball is how it’s played nearly everyday! Today’s game is at 6:35 PM ET featuring Eovaldi vs J.A. Happ! Stay tuned and I’ll tell you all about it. Talk to you then 🤙🏽

Header Photo Curtesy of the Boston Globe

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