William B. Gould IV, Stanford Law School professor emeritus and a Red Sox fan since he was 10 in 1946, first wrote in the Boston Globe in the mid-'80s about changing the name and got criticized, including by a Globe columnist claiming Yawkey didn't have a racist bone in his body.
Saturday night, however, Sabathia came off the disabled list and outpitched Chris Sale and became the American League's all-time leading left-hander in strikeouts, leading the New York Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Masahiro Tanaka, the other Yankee starter now on the DL, is expected to be ready to go for the club's series next week against the Detroit Tigers.
Held right-handed batters 0-for-13 with 1BB and 4K.was the rst Yankees LHP to hold righties to 0-for-13 or better since Andy Pettitte (0-for-15) on 8/26/09 vs. Texas.was his rst start in which he did not allow a hit to a right-handed batter.
At the rate Boston Red Sox starter Chris Sale is piling up strikeouts, he may set a new career-high by Labor Day.
Curtis Granderson went 0-for-4 with a run scored in his Dodgers' debut. They don't. His career record against them may stand at a mere 4-3, but he owns a 1.51 ERA and 11.3 K/9 against the Yankees. The Braves scored four runs in the bottom half, but Michael Lorenzen, the second Cincinnati pitcher of the inning, earned his second save after Blake Wood failed to retire a batter and allowed the four runs.
Trout homered in the first and third innings, and Valbuena connected in the second and fourth to give Los Angeles a four-run lead. Aaron Hicks is 7-for-19 (.368) and Chase Headley 7-for-23 (.304) with two homers.
Six Flags drops Confederate flag from Texas park: papers
That was part of the company's rationale just yesterday, when it said it would not remove the Confederate flag. As of this morning (Friday, Aug. 18), only the USA flag will fly over Six Flags.
It was the Red Sox's ninth walk-off win of the season, tied for the major league lead.
Rookie blasted a two-run homer, and later smoked a single off of Chapman, becoming only the eighth lefty with multiple hits off of him.
The Yankees left another runner on in the third. And with a chance to break the game open, he struck out against Reed with one out in the eighth.
Drew Pomeranz chose to be the guy to step up as the second-best pitcher in the Red Sox rotation this season. And the Yankees' offense showed a great deal of pluck, rallying from a three-run deficit with home runs by Todd Frazier and Gary Sanchez, whose seventh-inning blow was later followed by three more runs, two coming on a bases-loaded single off the Green Monster by Ronald Torreyes.
When you go and look at the numbers, trying to figure out how this team has caught fire since starting the month of August, it's pretty hard to put a finger on one person or statistic.
Looking at the rest of the year for the New York Yankees, they have seven more games against the Red Sox. Bradley Jr.'s broken-bat single to right brought in Moreland to make it 3-1.