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07.05.2019, 03:23 AM
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That and Mookie Betts being great on the broadcast."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Red Sox StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Red Sox NewsYahoo Red Sox Team PageYahoo Red Sox ReportYahoo Red Sox Depth ChartYahoo Red Sox TransactionsYahoo Red Sox PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ed Sox Game StoriesRed Sox 1 , Twins 12: Dustin Pedroia’s return highlights rough day for the SoxNew,4commentsThat and Mookie Betts being great on the broadcast.ESTShareTweetShareShareRed Sox 1, Twins 12: Dustin Pedroia’s return highlights rough day for the SoxJasen Vinlove-USA TODAY SportsThe Red Sox had a second consecutive really rough game down in Fort Myers. The results of these games obviously don’t matter, but at the same time we’d rather have good results than bad if for no other reason than it’s more fun to watch and talk about good baseball than bad baseball. The main story here was Dustin Pedroia’s return to the diamond, and that went well. Other than that, there were some good swings from the regulars, but the pitching was rough.Dustin Pedroia gets work in for his debutPedroia getting back into the action was what everyone was watching for on Thursday, though the Red Sox didn’t keep him in the game very long. That’s a hard decision to criticize, of course, as the veteran missed essentially all of last year and the goal is to have him ready to play nearly every day in April, not to be at full strength on March 7. The plan was for him to get one at bat and two innings in the field, and the hope was that he’d be able to run a bit. It all worked out. Pedroia did make one routine play in the field, which was great to see. He wasn’t challenged there, but he got the first play out of the way. In his lone at bat Justin Smoak Jersey , he swung for the fences on the first pitch he saw (and missed) before eventually smacking a base hit the other way past a diving shortstop. He then scurried over to second base on a passed ball before coming around to score on an RBI double from Rafael Devers. All in all, you couldn’t really ask for more if you’re the Red Sox. Pedroia should be back in the lineup on Saturday.The broadcast was the best part of this gameSeeing Pedroia back in action was fantastic, and I wouldn’t argue too hard if you said that was the best part of Thursday’s game. I would say it was a close second. ESPN had the broadcast on Thursday, and they did a great job getting in-game interviews from players as they were on the field. They did a bit of this on Wednesday, too. What set Thursday apart was that Mookie Betts was involved, and in case you didn’t know he is just the best. Betts shared the plights of changing diapers — his response to this question was to call his newborn daughter “nasty” — he talked about his golf game and got the rest of the outfield involved during a pitching change. If you have a chance to watch a replay of this broadcast, do yourself a favor and watch the top half of the second inning. Brock Holt was mic’d up for the fourth inning, and he was also very good.A tough day for pitchingIt’s been a rough couple of days for the Red Sox pitching staff, even if you don’t include the long-term loss of Steven Wright. They’ve now allowed 18 runs over the last two games, and this game saw the Twins score runs in all but the first and final frame. Brian Johnson got the start and after a good first inning he started to get hit hard in the second. The lefty allowed four hits to five batters in that inning, including a triple, before being removed with just one out. He allowed three runs in his 1 1鈦? innings of work. To be fair, he is working his way back from an illness. Brandon Workman came in next, and his velocity was down in the high-80s. He also didn’t have great command and allowed a run on a walk and two singles , though he did get a strikeout as well. Erasmo Ramirez and Marcus Walden were the next two pitchers and are each looking to jockey for position among the emergency rotation options. Both got hit hard and allowed a combined three runs on seven hits over three innings. Jake Thompson was probably the worst pitcher of the day. The 2017 draft pick is a minor-league arm who struggled mightily in 2018. He’ll be shifting to a bullpen role in 2019. The righty allowed three runs on three hits including a pair of home runs. The Red Sox pitching is going to be a question this year beyond the starting five, but these last two games aren’t reason to panic. These pitchers aren’t at full strength yet and most won’t be playing a big role without multiple injuries. Still, we’re not feeling better, either.BOX PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jonny Venters thought he had given up a tying home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.“It sounded loud,” the Atlanta Braves‘ reliever said. “I thought it was gone.”Gregory Polanco’s drive to right field hit off the top of the 21-foot wall, however, and he was held to a double.Venters then got Francisco Cervelli to hit a game-ending comebacker, preserving Atlanta’s 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.Ronald Acuna Jr. hit another leadoff home run and Freddie Freeman had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning to lift Julio Teheran and the Braves to a three-game sweep.Polanco was disappointed his drive did not clear the high wall.“It’s unbelievable, man,” he said. “I hit the ball really hard. It’s PNC (Park), man. Every other park, that’s a homer.”Acuna hit the fifth pitch out to left-center off Trevor Williams. It was the rookie’s 20th homer and sixth leading off the first inning, including four in the last two weeks.“He’s so exciting,” Teheran said. “You expect him to hit a long ball every time he comes up.”The NL East leaders went ahead 2-1 in the eighth when Freeman Aaron Sanchez Jersey , who leads the league in hitting, sent a fly ball to deep left field off Edgar Santana. That came after Atlanta loaded the bases against Kyle Crick (2-2), who did not retire any of the three batters he faced.“You’d love to score five or six runs every night, but that’s not always going to happen,” Freeman said. “These are the types of games you have to win in a pennant race. It’s a really good win for us.”Atlanta moved three games ahead of the second-place Phillies, who lost 8-7 at Washington.Freeman’s sac fly made a winner of Teheran (9-7), who allowed one run and two hits in seven innings while striking out five and walking one. Teheran is 2-0 with a 2.93 ERA in his last five starts.Brad Brach struck out pinch-hitter David Freese with a runner on third to end the eighth. Venters completed the three-hitter and earned his second save.Atlanta also mustered only three hits but won for the 17th time in 25 games.It was seven years to the day since Venters converted his last save for the Braves on Aug. 22, 2011, at the Chicago Cubs. The left-hander missed five major league seasons from 2013-17 while recovering from three Tommy John operations. He returned this year with the Tampa Bay Rays.The Braves acquired Venters in a July trade and he got his first opportunity to fill in for injured closer A.J. Minter (lower back tightness) on Wednesday.“I told Jonny I might be using him in some save situations and he was ready,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said.The Pirates got their run in the fifth when Colin Moran broke up Teheran’s no-hit bid with a two-out RBI single. Pittsburgh’s only other hit was a two-out single by Cervelli.The Pirates have scored just 16 runs in their last 10 games, going 2-8.Williams had another strong outing, permitting one run and two hits in six innings, but again was hurt by a lack of run support. Williams’ ERA is 0.97 ERA in six starts since the All-Star break, yet his record is just 3-2. He is also 1-2 in four August starts despite a 1.44 ERA.“He’s pitched so well , and he pitched so well again tonight,” Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said. “It was just fun to watch him out there like a kid in the backyard going to work.”TRAINER’S ROOMBraves: C Kurt Suzuki (bruised left triceps) was out of the lineup after being hit by a pitch but is not expected to go on the disabled list. C Chris Stewart was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett to serve as a backup, and OF Michael Reed was optioned to the Stripers.Pirates: RHP Chris Archer (left leg discomfort) is listed as the scheduled starter Sunday at Milwaukee. He left his start Monday night against Atlanta after four innings. … 2B Josh Harrison (strained left hamstring) did not start for a third straight game but struck out as a pinch-hitter. … INF-OF Sean Rodriguez (strained left abdominal muscle) is likely to begin a rehab assignment in the next few days. … SS Jordy Mercer (strained left calf) took batting and fielding practice. … INF Jung Ho Kang (left wrist surgery), on the disabled list at Triple-A Indianapolis, has been cleared to begin gripping exercises.TRICK SHOT ARTISTBraves second baseman Ozzie Albies hit a foul ball in the seventh inning that rebounded off the netting behind home plate and struck him on top of his batting helmet.TURN BACK THE CLOCKThe Braves announced their weeknight and Sunday afternoon home games will begin 15 minutes earlier next season at 7:20 p.m. and 1:20 p.m., respectively.UP NEXTBraves: Open a four-game series Thursday night at Miami, with LHP Sean Newcomb (10-6, 3.73 ERA) facing RHP Dan Straily (4-6, 4.60).Pirates: Begin a three-game series Friday night at Milwaukee, with RHP Joe Musgrove (5-7, 3.31 ERA) starting against LHP Wade Miley (2-2, 2.18).
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