4/22 Pitchers vs Hitters Matchups – Rubber Match in Oakland

The quote – “That’s baseball for ya”, is a good way to sum up yesterday’s game where the #1 team in baseball and top scoring team was no-hit. Oakland’s Sean Manaea was having a solid season, and both lefties & righties were having a hard time getting anything in the hit column. He pitched a hell of a game, and great to see that a good percentage of Sox fans are tipping their caps to him. This was the first time in 25 years that the Red Sox have been no-hit.

The Sox still remain 17-3, tops in average, tops in ops, tops in runs, tops in doubles… They’ll be just fine, it’s a blip along the way.

David Price is on the mound as he holds a 2.25 ERA through 4 starts, with an opposing batting avg of just .183. He has allowed only 1 HR through 20 innings, but need to work on lessening walks (9 in last 3 starts).

Daniel Mengden takes the ball for Oakland. While his most recent start was a solid one, 8 innings 1 run ball vs the White Sox…. Mengden’s first 3 starts vs the Angels, Rangers, Dodgers resulted in — 16 innings, 19 Hits, 14 Runs (11 ER). The one thing he has got going for him is just 3 walks total in 24 innings. With Cora giving number of players day off today, let’s hope for the Sox offense to rebound.


David Price — Career vs Oakland Athletics in 9 starts, 4-2 with a 3.13 ERA. Career at Oakland Coliseum in 7 starts, 3-2 with a 3.02 ERA.


Oakland Athletics:

Mark Canha – 1 for 3 (.333 avg)

Matt Chapman —–

Khris Davis – 1 for 5 (.200 avg) Double, Walk, 3 Ks

Matt Joyce —–

Jed Lowrie – 4 for 18 (.222 avg) 2 Doubles, 2 RBIs, 4 Ks

Jonathan Lucroy – 1 for 7 (.143 avg) 2 Ks

Bruce Maxwell —–

Matt Olson —–

Chad Pinder – 0 for 3

Stephen Piscotty —–

Marcus Semien – 3 for 15 (.200 avg) Double, 2 RBIs, 5 Ks

Jake Smolinski – 1 for 3 (.333 avg)


Daniel Mengden — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 1 game, 0-1 with a 23.63 ERA. That start saw him allow 7 ER in just 2.2 innings. Career at Oakland Coliseum in 14 starts, 1-10 with a 5.88 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi —–

Mookie Betts – 1 for 2 (.500 avg) Double, 2 RBIs

Jackie Bradley Jr – 2 for 2 (1.000 avg) RBI

Rafael Devers —–

Brock Holt —–

Sandy Leon – 1 for 2 (.500 avg) Double, K

Tzu-Wei Lin —–

JD Martinez —–

Mitch Moreland – 1 for 5 (.200 avg) 2 Ks

Eduardo Nunez —–

Hanley Ramirez – 1 for 2 (.500 avg) HR, RBI

Blake Swihart —–

Christian Vazquez —–

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