What a weird game. Steven Wright walked five over five innings and allowed three runs, but all were unearned as he lowered his ERA to 2.29 in what was one of the oddest games I’ve ever seen. Between the two teams there were 11 walks, fortunately they killed the Jays more than they did the Sox. Mookie Betts and David Ortiz were the big offensive stars driving in two runs apiece while the pen held it down combining for four innings while allowing one run, with Craig Kimbrel picking up his 13th save of the season.
- Nice day for Mookie, the kid drove in a pair thanks to a RBI single and a RBI double that originally had Blake Swihart called out but was then overturned to be ruled safe.
- Speaking of Swihart, the kid drove in the first run of the game. He also made an incredible play trapping a foul ball of the wall in left (looked like he caught it, but the call was overturned) and was injured in the process.
- Big Papi found a hole in right and drove in two as he still leads the MLB with 53 RBIs.
- Solid effort from the pen, Junichi Tazawa tossed a scoreless inning while Kimbrel reeled off his 13th save of the season.
- Xander Bogaerts went 3-4 as he is second in the MLB with a .350 BA.
- Poor Ryan Hanigan, the guy allows three passed balls then is taken out due to injury. Rough way to go.
Starting Pitcher Rewind
Weird outing for Wright. The knuckle baller walked five men as the Jays just weren’t fishing and barely made it through five innings. He allowed three runs, all unearned, two of them in a bizarre play where a ball got past Hanigan, who threw down to first, then Wright failed to cover home allowing a run to score. Wright left the game after that, having allowed three hits while striking out three as he picked up his sixth win of the season.
With that win the Sox are once again alone in first with a one game lead, they’ll get a chance to bury the Jays with a win today and bump them to 4.5 games out so let’s do it!