– The New York Yankees’ matchup with the Baltimore Orioles was rained out, which leaves the Sox with a four-game lead in the American League East.
Boston’s Jackie Bradley Jr. hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park.
In 1948, while locked in a tight pennant race, the Cleveland Indians resorted to some shady maneuvers, what the team’s owner, Bill Veeck, later cheekily described in his memoir as “gamesmanship-the art of winning without really cheating”. “But obviously, the use of electronics, whatever was going on with them, I guess some kind of watch, I’m sure it’s pretty frowned upon”. “We want to be a champion”. “People are trying to win it however they can”. In the relatively rare cases that the Red Sox were to directly tip a pitch via their convoluted Apple Watch mechanism, the batter still has to hit the ball, meaning the advantage is somewhat of a crapshoot to begin with.
Dustin Pedroia insists that sign stealing is “part of the game” in the wake of this past weekend’s controversy between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. Keep in mind, this all needs to take place between pitches of a baseball game.
This was the second-longest game ever at Fenway, which opened in 1912. “We already played them 19 times”. There’s no chance the commissioner will void either of Boston’s two victories in that series – it’d be impossible to quantify how much they benefited.
“Just an outstanding job every guy that came to the mound”, Boston manager John Farrell said.
There is an ongoing investigation on the Red Sox that is expected to be finished by the end of the regular season.
He was removed after playing 10 innings, but even though his surgically repaired knee has caused him two trips to the disabled list this season, he said he is fine. “We’re here to play baseball games”. “There was some pretty good pitching going on both sides”. The trainer would give them to players in the dugout, who would flash them to hitters. Benintendi scored when Ramirez grounded out, which allowed Betts to take third.
He was back in the lineup last night, but with the rainy conditions, Eduardo Nunez played at second base with Pedroia batting second as the designated hitter. Darwin Barney was next, and he couldn’t repeat the magic from his three-hit Tuesday night, grounding out to short to end the inning. Nevertheless, a scandal involving old-school baseball using new-fangled technology makes me wonder whether MLB should walk away from its technology partners as soon as possible, too. “Everyone in the game has been involved in it throughout the years”. And I was talking to the trainer about what time I’m rehabbing the next day because I’m on the DL, I was on the DL.
“Usually the general manager calls you and says, ‘Here’s a situation I’d like to discuss with you, ‘” Dombrowski said. Smith pitched a hitless 18th.
Joe Biagini was tagged for five runs in 3 1/3 innings.
The Yankees also complained about what they thought was an earpiece in Doug Fister’s ear, but that turned out to be a mouth guard, which Pedroia also addressed: “They had a nice [picture] of Doug with an earpiece in and it was his mouth guard”.