He is a.292/.341/.475 career hitter against the Red Sox and his 21 homers against them are his second-most against any opponent (Toronto Blue Jays, 29).
The series with Boston continues this afternoon with Wei-Yin Chen on the mound for the Orioles.
“He’s been interviewing every day since I’ve been here, per se”, Dombrowski said at a press conference at Fenway Park before the Red Sox faced the Tampa Bay Rays.
“I brought out the windup for the first time, actually that might be for the first time since 2005″, Breslow said.
He picked up his career-high 19th quality start last Saturday, holding the Rays to one run in seven innings of a 2-1 victory.
In the seventh, O’s Manny Machado made a fielding error which allowed for Blake Swihart and Mookie Betts to score and Xander Bogaerts to be safe at first.
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz raises his arms and looks upward as he crosses home plate after a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, September 24, 2015.
As we noted, the great grab preserved the shutout for Hill, which in and of itself is notable considering how far he’s come just to get another shot in Major League Baseball.
“We just went through a two-game period here where we haven’t done much offensively”, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Out of 116 pitches, 81 of them were strikes, earning Hill seven groundouts and three flyouts, including the most unbelievable one caught by Betts in the ninth. “For me, it was stay in that moment and make that pitch the best that I can”.
Baltimore’s offense could not accumulate any runs for the second-straight game and they fell to four-and-a-half games out of the Wild Card spot.
LF Steve Pearce started a relay that nailed Dustin Pedroia at home in the third inning. “It’s not easy. We all know that”.
Being just down the hall from Dombrowski helped him become Boston’s new GM. Like I said, I drew on a few of the other starters and followed the crowd. “You’ve got people (who) do those things that have never done it, so it’s fine”.
Craig Breslow (0-3, 4.53) has made 522 relief appearances in his career but gets his first start Saturday.
The Red Sox took a 1-0 lead in the fifth when Josh Rutledge doubled to left, scoring Brock Holt. Those same two would combine in the last of the eighth to double in three more runs, and Boston defeated the Orioles 7-0 to start the series off. Six of the eight Red Sox runs were unearned.
The Boston Red Sox announced that left fielder Hanley Ramirez has been shut down for the rest of the current season due to a lingering right shoulder injury. First was Alexi Ogando (one hit, one walk, 1/3 inning pitched), then Tommy Layne (1/3 inning pitched), and finally Noe Ramirez (1/3 inning pitched).
Holt walked with one out in the fifth to break a string of eight consecutive batters retired by Chen, five of which came via strikeouts. An inning later, Holt drove in a run with a single up the middle to put Boston up 2-0.
The Boston Red Sox have a very reachable goal of escaping the American League East after knocking off the Orioles Saturday for two wins in a row.