Category Archives: Astros
#RedSox Game Summary (June 17) Lost opportunity. The Yankees lost today, and so the Sox had a chance to pull even with New York in the AL East had they won. Unfortunately, they struggled to comprehend the high delivery motion of Houston starter David Paulino, and could do very little with him. Only Chris Young managed to make solid contact, with a solo home run in the 5th. Meanwhile, Boston starter Rick Porcello was no mystery to the Astros, as he had another deeply disappointing start, giving up 7 runs on 10 hits and a walk, while whiffing just 3. The Astros got right to work in the first inning, as George Springer doubled and scored a José Altuve double. After a walk, two more runs came across on a pair of sac flies. In the 3rd, Altuve homered, and Carlos Beltrán smacked a 2 run dinger to right. In the 6th, Yuli Gurriel doubled and after a single, scored on a double play. Let’s face it, Sox fans, Rick Porcello is not the out machine he was last year, and may need an intervention. Houston beat Boston, 7-1, at Minute Maid Park. Record: 38-30. Game 68/94.
#RedSox Game Summary (June 16) Safe Betts. Mookie Betts accounted for both runs as the Red Sox topped the club with the best record in the American League: the Houston Astros. Drew Pomeranz had a stellar start, going 6 1/3rd innings for Boston. 6 of those innings where shutouts, with 3 hits, 3 walks, and 4 whiffs. Unfortunately, the fourth hit off Pomeranz, in the 7th, was a solo home run by Yuil Gurriel. He was done after that, and Joe Kelly came on. Astros starter Mike Fiers was also very good, going 7 innings, and giving up 1 run on 5 hits with 2 walks and 4 Ks. The single run came in the 3rd inning, when Mookie Betts walked and scored after a pair of singles. Jackie Bradley, Jr. tripled off Fiers, but did not score. In the 8th, Betts hit a solo bomb off Houston reliever Will Harris to put the Sox on top. Matt Barnes and Craig Kimbrel finished off the Astros. José Altuve did double off Barnes, but did not score. This was a solid win, with excellent fielding as well as timely hitting. Boston beat Houston, 2-1, at Minute Maid Park. Record: 38-29. Game 67/95.