video: Bradley Jr. Robs Aaron Judge of Home Run, Red Sox Beat Yankees 3-0
Monday, July 17, 2017
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Another Aaron Judge homer?— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 17, 2017
Not on Jackie Bradley Jr.'s watch. pic.twitter.com/sFTMKkoPIa
|Jackie Bradley Jr. robs Aaron Judge of home run|
This is the first time the Yankees have been shut out this season.
The Red Sox improve to 52-41 on the season and hold a 3.5 game lead over New York in the AL East.
Red Sox Hold off Yankees
With the game tied at 0 in the third, Boston’s Mookie Betts hit a two-run home run over the Green Monster to put the Red Sox up 2-0 in the game. Betts finished the game with three hits and two RBIs.
Boston would add another run in the sixth when Dustin Pedroia drilled a single to left field to bring home Betts and give Boston a 3-0 lead.
In the 8th, the Yankees had a man on base with one out and Judge at the plate. Judge drove a David Price pitch to center that appeared headed over the wall before Bradley Jr.'s leaping catch kept the Yankees scoreless.
Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel allowed two men to reach base in the 9th inning before striking out New York's Chase Headley to end the game.
Price made arguably his best start of the season.
He went 8 innings and gave up 7 hits and no runs while striking out eight. it was the deepest into a game that he has gone all season.
The Red Sox return to action Monday, July 17 when they host the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park at 7 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Eduardo Rodriguez against Toronto’s Marcus Stroman.
Casey At The Bat
Casey at the Bat was written on August 14, 1863 on Chatham Street in Worcester by Ernest Thayer under the penname “Phineas.” The 150th anniversary of the poem is being celebrated in 2013.
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.
In Greater Worcester, there was a deep history of participation in Industrial League Baseball. Locally, teams included Norton Co., Town Talk Baking Co. and Whitin Machine Works (shown here).
Honorary NL Membership
Worcester’s National League team was suspended in 1882 and replaced by the Philadelphia Quakers, who later became the Philadelphia Phillies. Worcester maintains an honorary lifetime NL membership.
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.
The now-defunct Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League played for eight seasons, from 2005 through 2012. Former Tornadoes emcee Dave Peterson is general manager of Worcester’s new team in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.
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.