9/24 Pitchers vs Hitters Matchups – Game 1 vs Orioles

 

The Sox try for their third consecutive game at securing homefield advantage, and franchise setter Win #1-0-6. As if the Patriots loss wasn’t bad enough, officially flipped over to watch the rest of the Sox game. In the midst of an extra innings loss, was greeted by a screaming smokers voice by A-Rod, as he stuffed his face with food and still continued to talk.

The Sox for the 2nd consecutive game now struggled mightily with RISP. They collected 8 Hits and 7 Walks, 15 baserunners amounted to just 3 Runs on the scoreboard. That’s just inexcusable, even if these wins don’t mean much. Cora held back from pinch hitting regulars as the game extended into extra innings, even Brock Holt was left bat-less as he drummed along with the Indians’ drummer. Steve Pearce and Christian Vazquez teamed up to strand a combined 11 baserunners.

The highlights of the pitching last night was a scoreless inning from Bobby Poyner, whose ERA is now at 2.33. And most importantly, lefties have just hit him at a .150 clip across 18 relief appearances. Poyner is locking himself up a rotation spot. The other bright spot was Cuevas (who undeservedly got the loss), throwing 5 innings of 1-Run ball. His 93 pitches were a big help to the team, as Cora was hoping to keep some of his guys rested.

Nathan Eovaldi takes the mound for the Sox, in probably the last start of the season, as he gets ready to take on role as reliever in October. Although there’s been blips among sportswriters that he could potentially get a start in the ALDS. Eovaldi is coming off of a solid start against the Yankees, six shutout innings, walking two and striking out five. Eovaldi this year vs the Yankees holds a 2.11 ERA in 3 starts (5 ER in 21.1 innings).

Hopefully that carries over to tonight’s start vs the Orioles. His last time out opposing the birds, they knocked him around for 8 Runs (4 ER) off of 10 Hits & 2 Walks in just 2.2 innings of work.

Dylan Bundy takes the ball for the Orioles, as the worst season of his young career comes to a close. Bundy on the year is 8-15 with a ghastly 5.37 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and opponents .273 avg. His 2nd half has been a thing of nightmares for pitchers.

11 starts (2-6, 7.13 ERA)

59.1  innings, 76 Hits, 52 Runs (47 ER), 18 HRs, 16 Walks, 59 Ks

Bundy has faced the Sox four times this season, going 0-2 with a 4.38 ERA. He has allowed five homeruns against them in only 24.2 innings. The Sox offense needs to get a good rout going, where players are scrambling to get their bats.


Nathan Eovaldi — Career vs Baltimore Orioles in 6 starts, 2-0 with a 5.16 ERA. Career at Fenway Park in 8 games (7 starts), 4-1 with a 3.67 ERA.


Baltimore Orioles:

John Andreoli —–

Tim Beckham – 2 for 5 (.400 avg) RBI

Chris Davis – 4 for 13 (.308 avg) 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, Walk, 6 Ks

Adam Jones – 6 for 17 (.353 avg) 2 RBIs, K

Caleb Joseph – 5 for 9 (.556 avg) Double, HR, 2 RBIs, K

Corban Joseph —–

Trey Mancini – 0 for 2

Cedric Mullins – 2 for 2 (1.000 avg) Double, 2 RBIs

Jace Peterson – 1 for 3 (.333 avg) Double, 2 Ks

Joey Rickard – 2 for 3 (.667 avg) Double, RBI, K

Chance Sisco —–

D.J. Stewart —–

Breyvic Valera —–

Jonathan Villar – 0 for 1, RBI, Walk

Steve Wilkerson —–

Austin Wynns —–


Dylan Bundy — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 16 games (12 starts), 3-6 with a 4.80 ERA. Career at Fenway Park in 8 games (5 starts), 2-3 with a 3.67 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 8 for 26 (.308 avg) 2 Doubles, Triple, HR, 3 RBIs, 4 Walks, 2 Ks

Mookie Betts – 8 for 31 (.258 avg) Double, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs, 4 Walks, 4 Ks

Xander Bogaerts – 9 for 29 (.310 avg) 2 Doubles, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 4 Walks, 7 Ks

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 7 for 27 (.259 avg) Triple, HR, 4 RBIs, 2 Walks, 5 Ks

Rafael Devers – 3 for 13 (.231 avg) HR, RBI, Walk, 3 Ks

Brock Holt – 8 for 13 (.615 avg) 2 Doubles, HR, 3 RBIs, Walk

Ian Kinser – 1 for 7 (.143 avg)

Sandy Leon – 4 for 12 (.333 avg) Double, HR, 2 RBIs, 2 Ks

Tzu-Wei Lin – 2 for 3 (.667 avg) Double, RBI

J.D. Martinez – 2 for 11 (.182 avg) Double, HR, 3 RBIs, 4 Walks, 5 Ks

Mitch Moreland – 4 for 24 (.167 avg) 4 Doubles, Walk, 4 Ks

Eduardo Nunez – 1 for 8 (.125 avg) Double, K

Steve Pearce – 3 for 8 (.375 avg) HR, 2 RBIs, K

Brandon Phillips —–

Blake Swihart – 0 for 2

Sam Travis —–

Christian Vazquez – 5 for 18 (.278 avg) Double, 5 Ks

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