Boston Red Sox’s Jonathan Aro, right, and Blake Swihart (23) celebrate after defeating the Baltimore Orioles 8-0 in a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, September 26, 2015. “I think his appearance in a game is imminent”.
“Now that it’s done and it went pretty well, it was a lot of fun”, Breslow said. “What do I do during the anthem?”
This shut out came a day after Boston journeyman Rich Hill blanked Baltimore with a two-hitter.
The reason it came about is that interim manager Torey Lovullo is trying to preserve his staff for the final week of the season. You’re one or two moments away from really digging deep into that bullpen and making it tough in the coming days. They, Josh Byrnes, Jerry DiPoto and now Hazen were all Epstein guys, and Henry allowed Epstein to hire the best and the brightest, including the addition of Baird.
Last-place Boston lost three of four to the Rays, falling 2 1-2 games behind them for fourth in the AL East.
LF Steve Pearce started a relay that nailed Dustin Pedroia at home in the third inning. “It doesn’t happen in August or whatever, and that’s a whole different thing”. Breslow knew what to do once he got on the mound, but not before. He’s won his last two starts, giving up just three runs in 14 innings. “‘What type of a routine should I go through?’ Fortunately, they were willing to share some of their secrets”. Left fielder Brock Holt also added two RBI’s with a double and a single and shortstop Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Mookie Betts may have just changed your mind.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Mybookie.ag, the Red Sox are -108 money line favorites versus the Orioles, who have odds of -102 to win tonight’s game.
Six of Boston’s eight runs on Saturday were scored with two outs in the inning, and six Red Sox runs were unearned thanks to three fielding errors, including two by third baseman Manny Machado.
Ten of Baltimore’s 12 hits in the series were singles.
The Orioles would love to get Adam Jones back after he missed a fifth straight game due to back spasms, though Showalter said he was available off the bench.
But his third stint with the Red Sox? Lovullo said it’s “very doubtful” Buchholz will pitch again this season. Because David Ortiz is forcing his way into the lineup to be a great example to the younger players.
Breslow said he thought he last pitched from the windup in 2005. There’s no other scrub you can throw out there who is an actual starting pitcher?
Orioles: RHP Chris Tillman (10-11) is set to face Toronto’s Marco Estrada (13-8) Monday when Baltimore opens a season-ending, seven-game homestand. It’s the second time they’ve been blanked in consecutive games.