On Friday night, Wapenski, of Branford, CT, who is originally from Taunton, was watching her home team take on the rival Yankees when a foul ball was ripped into the stands hitting her right in the head. Nathan Eovaldi (9-2) gave up three runs on seven hits, striking out four in five innings to win his fourth straight decision.
OF Alejandro De Aza has given the Red Sox the spark they so desperately needed.
– Mike Napoli went 0-for-4 with a strikeout to drop his average to.192, and also grounded into a double play with runners on the corners to end the second.
Ramirez untied the game in the fourth after a David Ortiz single by ripping an Ivan Nova offering into the bullpen for his 19th homer of the year. The Yankees’ 1.83 rpg differential is the largest by an American League team since the 1955 Red Sox (6.03 rpg at home, 3.75 rpg on the road). An unidentified woman was hit by a foul ball in the fifth inning of last night’s Yankees-Red Sox game.
Rodriguez later singled off Buchholz before his injury. Left hander Wade Miley gets the call to the mound against the Yankees for the third time in 2015. Aside from solo homers in the first and sixth, the Yankees could not string anything together with the bats against the young lefty.
“He’s undergoing a full work up with imaging, so until we get any further information that’s all we have right now”. A recent example of a pitcher with a strained flexor muscle and an intact UCL was Washington Nationals right-hander Doug Fister, who took just over a month to return to the rotation.
The Yankees mounted a rally in the eighth against Junichi Tazawa as Brett Gardner cut the lead to 5-3 with a two-out RBI double. Ellsbury infield single to second.
Jeurys Familia got the last three outs for his 26th save.
Nova didn’t pitch poorly, finishing his night with four runs allowed on eight hits while striking out three and walking none on 86 pitches, but the offense didn’t hit, and he got the loss.
“We just want him to fit in and do his job”. Expect to see him back out there as usual right after the break.
Boston does not need any problems with its pitching staff as it’s already thin with Buchholz as the Red Sox ace.
Infielder Cole Figueroa was sent down to Triple-A to make room for Refsnyder on the 25-man roster.
After committing 11 errors during the first six weeks of the season, Refsnyder has made only two of them since May 23. And it’s likely David Ortiz has a little something to do with his good friend’s resurgence.