video: Red Sox Can’t Hold 3-0 Lead in 8th, Fall 5-4 to Yankees
Saturday, August 12, 2017
The loss snaps the Red Sox eight game winning streak and drops them to 65-50 on the season.
They still hold a 3.5 game lead over the Yankees in the AL East.
Yankees Rally in 8th
The Red Sox held a 3-0 lead going into the 8th inning with Addison Reed on the mound.
Reed hit New York’s Brett Gardner in the back of the foot to put him on first base to lead off the 8th inning.
Aaron Hicks followed up with a two run home run down the right field line to cut Boston’s lead to 3-2.
After Gary Sanchez hit a single and Aaron Judge drew a walk, Reed was replaced by Joe Kelly.
New York’s Didi Gregorius hit a single to left to score Sanchez and tie the game at three.
New York would take a 4-3 lead on a single by Todd Frazier that scored Aaron Judge, before Ronald Torreyes would hit a sacrifice fly to left field to score Gregorius and give the Yankees a 5-3 lead.
The Red Sox would get one back in the top of the 9th, but Mitch Moreland would fly out to center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to end the game.
The Red Sox and Yankees continue their series on Saturday, August 12 at 4 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Drew Pomeranz against New York’s Luis Severino.
Addison Reed allowed more runs tonight, in 4 batters, than he did the entire 2015 stretch run after the Mets acquired him at the deadline.— Joe Trezza (@JoeTrezz) August 12, 2017
Addison Reed's ERA with the Red Sox just went from 2.56 to 12.27.— High Heat Stats �� (@HighHeatStats) August 12, 2017
That probably sounds made up but it ain't.
Related Slideshow: The History of Baseball in Central Massachusetts
Baseball and Central Mass. go way back - to the 1860s. The local historical landmarks range from Mudville to Hotel Vernon to Fitton Field. A version of these highlights is posted on the site of the new, yet-to-be-formally-named Worcester Baseballteam of the three-year-old Futures Collegiate Baseball League.
First Perfect Game
The first perfect game in the history of Major League Baseball was pitched in Worcester, on June 12, 1880, by J. Lee Richmond for the Worcester Worcesters – also known at various times as the Brown Stockings and the Ruby Legs - versus the Cleveland Blues at the Worcester Driving Park Grounds, located in the Worcester Agricultural Fairgrounds near Elm Park. Worcester joined the National League in 1880, replacing the failed Syracuse Stars.
NE Collegiate Baseball
A New England Collegiate Baseball League team played in Leominster from 1995 to 1999. Called the Central Mass. Collegians, they won the NECBL Championship in both 1995 and 1996, and During the 1995 season, they played a game against the Cuban National Youth Team in Worcester.
Wachusett Dirt Dawgs
The Wachusett Dirt Dawgs, who play at historic, and newly renovated, Doyle Field in Leominster, are a 2012 expansion franchise in the now-three-year-old Futures Collegiate Baseball League.The Dirt Dawgs’ 2013 season swung into action on June 5 with big expectations, but ended on August 8 with those hopes being dashed. They finished in the basement, with a record of 20-31 - 14 games behind first-place the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks (38-18). The team is owned by prominent Leominster businessman John Morrison, who also founded, owns and operates Fosta-Tek Optics in Leominster.
Last month, the Futures Collegiate Baseball League announced the formation of the Worcester Baseball franchise, which will play its first season next summer. The team is owned by the family that owns and operates Creedon and Co. The prominent Worcester catering service will be the food-and-beverage vendor at home games at Fitton Field, at the College of the Holy Cross. Through Octobert 25, Worcester Baseball is conducting a name-the-team competition.
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