#RedSox Game Summary (June 15) Baffled. Red Sox hitters just could not figure out Philly starter Nick Pivetta, who finished with 7 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 walks with 9 strikeouts. The only Boston batter to get an extra base hit was starter Chris Sale, who doubled in the 8th off crooked arm delivery wizard Pat Neshek. Sale’s hit was a fly ball to left that our old friend Daniel Nava could not quite reach. He advanced to 3rd on a fly ball, but was stranded there. Chris had an excellent game, giving up just 1 run over 8 innings on 4 hits (including doubles by Maikel Franco and pinch hitter Ty Kelly) and one walk, while punching out 10. Kelly’s double drove in the winning run in the 8th. This was another game of excellent plays in the field, great pitching, and little scoring. This time, the outcome was frustrating for Red Sox fans. Philadelphia beat Boston, 1-0 in interleague play, at Citizens’ Bank Field. Record: 37-29. Game 66/96.
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#RedSox Game Summary (June 14) Place your bets on Mookie. This was a fabulous game for Mookie Betts, and cements his position as a key contributor to this year’s Boston Red Sox. Mookie went 4-for-5, including a single, a double, and two home runs. Red Sox starter Brian Johnson was looking good for the first 2 innings, but in the 3rd, something happened; maybe he pulled something in his shoulder. It’s not quite clear. For whatever the reason, Philadelphia’s Freddy Galvis doubled and scored on a Howie Kendrick single. Then, Aaron Altherrr hit a 2 run homer and Tommy Joseph doubled, at which point Johnson’s day was done. He left the game on an injury, and Hector Velazquez took over; and I must say, he comported himself well, and Joe Kelly, Matt Barnes, and Robby Scott after him. Boston got off to an early lead with a pair of singles, followed by a Xander Bogaerts double for one run, and an Andrew Benintendi sac fly for another. In the 2nd, after a single and a walk off Philly starter Jeremy Hellickson, Mookie Betts doubled in one run, then a single by the X-Man scored two more. In the 4th, Mookie Betts homered to increase the lead to 6-3. Not content to let that stand, Mookie homered again, in the 9th, to put the game out of reach, 7-3. This game was another that was highlighted by sparkling defensive plays on both sides, too numerous to mention. Suffice it to say that Pablo Sandoval acquitted himself well at 3rd. Sandy Leon and Jackie Bradley, Jr. also doubled in the game. Boston beat Philadelphia 7-3, in interleague play at Citizens’ Bank Field. Record: 37-28. Game 65/97.
#RedSox Game Summary (June 13) Worth the wait. This was a long, long game, going 12 innings. It was also extremely well played, with some fantastic plays in the field, including a near miraculous Mookie Betts catch as he crashed into the stands, and a double play started by a flip from Dustin Pedroia as he slipped on the rain-soaked infield dirt. David Price got the start, and had a decent game… not quite his dominating self, but looking pretty good. Price went 6 innings, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks. He whiffed 6. Those runs came on a 2 run homer by Aaron Altherr in the 3rd, and in the 6th, which saw a ground-rule double by Tommy Joseph, who scored later on a fielder’s choice. The Sox got single runs in the first, second, and third innings. In the first, they loaded the bases on a single, a double by Xander Bogaerts off Philadelphia starter Ben Lively, and a HBP. Then, with the bases loaded and 1 out, Andrew Benintendi walked to force in a run. Unfortunately, that was all they would get that inning. In the 2nd, Jackie Bradley, Jr. doubled and scored on a Christian Vazquez double. And in the 3rd, Mitch Moreland hit a solo monster smash to center. After the Phillies tied the game, 3-3, in the 6th, a tense battle ensued with hits and great plays, and no runs until the 12th. It was then that Xander Bogaerts walked and Moreland singled, setting up 2 on and 1 out for Benintendi, who hit a base that bounced over the wall in right to score the X-Man and end the game. Maikel Franco also doubled for Philadelphia, and Benintendi doubled for Boston. Boston beat Philadelphia, 4-3 in 12 innings in interleague play, at Fenway Park. Record: 36-28. Game 64/98.
#RedSox Game Summary (June 12) Laser show walk-off. Rick Porcello had a fairly disastrous start, but the Sox managed to get back to even by the 9th, forcing extra innings, and then… Pedey! So, what happened in the first? Well, after a single by Philly Odubel Herrera off Boston starter Rick Porcello, our old friend Daniel Nava doubled and though Mitch Moreland threw Herrara out at home on a fielder’s choice that allowed Howie Kendrick to reach, both Kendrick and Nava scored on a Tommy Joseph single, who scored on an Andres Blanco double. Blanco scored on a subsequent single. The Phillies got another in he 5th when Aaron Altherr singled and scored on a Kendrick single. The Sox comeback was gradual. In the 2nd, Andrew Benintendi homered off Philly starter Jerad Eickhoff. In the 3rd, Mookie Betts hit a ground rule double and scored on a fielder’s choice. Then Mitch Moreland singled and scored on a Benintendi single. In the 4th, Jackie Bradley, Jr. reached on an error, and scored on a Mookie Betts double. This tied the game a 4-4, which became 5-4, Philadelphia, in the 5th. Hanley Ramirez tied the game in the 8th with a solo blast. The game remained tied until the 11th, when Pablo Sandoval singled, and Deven Marrero became his pinch runner. Marrero scored on a single by the Laser Show, to end the game. Boston beat Philadelphia, 6-5 in 11 innings, in interleague action at Fenway Park. Record: 35-28. Game 63/99.