|Verfasst am: 21. Apr 2017 6:18 Titel: heading into the bottom of the ninth
|Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell s decision to remove Chris Sale in a 1 0 game heading into the bottom of the ninth at 102 pitches backfired.
But the Red Sox won anyway.
Closer Craig Kimbrel http://www.bosoxfanaticsjersey.com/noe-ramirez-jersey-c-9.html surrendered a game tying solo homer to Blue Jays Kendrys Morales on the second pitch he threw here at Rogers Centre.
Mookie Betts though delivered a two out, three run double in the 10th inning to give the Red Sox a 4 1 victory.
Sale was absolutely dominant. He threw 78 percent of his pitches for strikes 80 strikes, 22 balls . In his eight scoreless innings, he allowed just four hits and one walk while striking out 13.
The Red Sox had taken the lead in the top of the ninth on an RBI single by Xander Bogaerts.
Bogaerts got thrown out trying to extend his single into a double. He initially was http://www.bosoxfanaticsjersey.com/junichi-tazawa-jersey-c-11.html called safe but the Blue Jays challenged and won the review. The challenge factored into Farrell s decision to go with Kimbrel over Sale.
It was a tough but one where we take the lead. We ve got Craig Kimbrel who s throwing the baseball extremely well, Farrell said. Has been dominant in his own right. Is well rested. And after kind of a long inning http://www.bosoxfanaticsjersey.com/david-price-jersey-c-8.html, where we get a challenge review, we score that run late in the inning Junichi Tazawa Jersey, felt like it was time to turn it over to a guy that was fresh and was powerful. Unfortunately, the second pitch goes out of the ballpark.
But we responded as we ve done many different times where either the game has been tied late, or we ve had to come from behind. And we did it again today.
Mookie Betts delivered a three run double with two outs in the 10th inning to put the Red Sox ahead 4 1. Craig Kimbrel pitched a perfect bottom of the 10th.
Sale had thrown 104 , 108 and 111 pitches respectively in his previous three starts this season.
First time he s at that point this season of pitching eight innings , Farrell said. There will http://www.bosoxfanaticsjersey.com/rick-porcello-jersey-c-7.html be a time where he s going to take the mound in the ninth inning like that. If it s a day where Craig doesn t have the number of days rest that he had, the effectiveness and the efficiency that he has had , that s a different situation.
Sale might have returned for the ninth if the game was tied.
We had talked about it, Farrell said. Knowing they had used their closer already, likely that Kimbrel is in that game as well.