9/12 Pitchers vs Hitters Matchups – Game 2 vs Toronto

To the surprise of no one, the Boston Red Sox became the first team in MLB to clinch a playoff spot. Their 99 Wins mark the first time in 40 years (1978), that they have reached that many Wins. Tonight the Sox seek their 100th of the season, marking just the fourth in Red Sox history of reaching the century mark. The last time that happened was in 1946, when my grandparents were still in their 20s.

Last night saw the return of Chris Sale and he ended up lasting just one inning, throwing 26 pitches. There was some yips (double, HBP) but it was still scoreless and he’ll look to get into a groove his next time out where he will have a longer leash. The offense as they always do, light it up from the 7th inning on. Brock Holt’s pinch hit 3 Run HR was actually his second pinch hit HR of the season!! Two of Brock’s four HRs have been of the pinch hit variety.

David Price takes the mound for the Sox. For the sixth time in his career, Price tonight could reach 15 Wins. Milestone to watch for by the way is next season Price looking for his 150th career Win, currently just nine away. Price’s last time out was a hard No Decision to take as he struck out ten Astros batters in 6.1 innings. The bullpen quickly took the lead away as soon as he left the mound. His eight starts since the All Star Break has been insane.

8 starts (4-0, 1.78 ERA)

50.2 innings, 36 Hits, 10 Runs, 2 HRs, 9 Walks, 53 Ks

Price has made three starts vs the Blue Jays this season, going a perfect 3-0 record with a 3.71 ERA (7 ER in 17 innings).

Aaron Sanchez takes the ball for the Blue Jays. His fifth season in the majors has turned out to be the worst of his career thus far. Just two seasons ago saw Sanchez appear in thirty starts, pitch 192 innings to go with a 15-2 record & 3.00 ERA. This injury marred year has saw him start eighteen times, going 4-5 with an ugly 5.17 ERA and 1.61 WHIP. He has made just three starts since the Break, going 1-0 with an 8.79 ERA (14 ER in 14.1 innings).

Sanchez has faced the Sox three times this season, allowing 12 Runs (11 ER) in 16 innings. He has given up four homeruns in that span.


David Price — Career vs Toronto Blue Jays in 29 games (28 starts), 20-3 with a 2.52 ERA. Career at Fenway Park in 49 games (46 starts), 24-7 with a 3.11 ERA.


Toronto Blue Jays:

Jonathan Davis —–

Aledmys Diaz – 0 for 2, 2 Ks

Randal Grichuk – 2 for 7 (.286 avg) Double, K

Lourdes Gurriel – 2 for 3 (.667 avg) Double

Teoscar Hernandez – 3 for 10 (.300 avg) Double, HR, 2 RBIs, 2 Ks

Danny Jansen —–

Luke Maile – 0 for 7, 3 Ks

Billy McKinney —–

Reese McGuire —–

Kendrys Morales – 8 for 32 (.250 avg) Double, HR, 3 RBIs, Walk, 7 Ks

Kevin Pillar – 3 for 22 (.136 avg) Double, HR, RBI, Walk, 8 Ks

Dwight Smith Jr. —–

Justin Smoak – 4 for 20 (.200 avg) Double, HR, RBI, 2 Walks, 6 Ks

Yangervis Solarte – 3 for 16 (.188 avg) 2 Doubles, 2 RBIs, Walk, 5 Ks

Rowdy Tellez —–

Devon Travis – 7 for 16 (.438 avg) HR, RBI, 2 Ks

Richard Urena —–


Aaron Sanchez — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 18 games (10 starts), 4-3 with a 4.36 ERA. Career at Fenway Park in 8 games (5 starts), 3-2 with a 4.35 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 3 for 10 (.300 avg) HR, 3 RBIs, 4 Walks, K

Mookie Betts – 6 for 23 (.261 avg) 2 Doubles, HR, 3 RBIs, 4 Walks, 4 Ks

Xander Bogaerts – 6 for 28 (.214 avg) HR, 3 RBIs, 6 Ks

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 5 for 15 (.333 avg) Double, HR, 5 RBIs, 2 Walks, K

Rafael Devers – 1 for 6 (.167 avg) 2 Ks

Brock Holt – 2 for 13 (.154 avg) Double, 2 RBIs, 3 Walks, 2 Ks

Ian Kinsler – 1 for 13 (.077 avg) Double, RBI, Walk, 2 Ks

Sandy Leon – 0 for 4, 2 Walks, 2 Ks

Tzu-Wei Lin —–

J.D. Martinez – 5 for 16 (.313 avg) Double, HR, 3 RBIs, 3 Ks

Mitch Moreland – 4 for 14 (.286 avg) Double, 2 Ks

Eduardo Nunez – 3 for 14 (.214 avg) Walk, 6 Ks

Steve Pearce – 1 for 4 (.250 avg) Walk, 2 Ks

Brandon Phillips —–

Blake Swihart – 0 for 6, 5 Ks

Sam Travis —–

Christian Vazquez – 2 for 8 (.250 avg) 2 RBIs, Walk, K

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