video: Missed Opportunities Cost Red Sox in 3-2 Loss to Astros
Saturday, September 30, 2017
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Bregman over the Green Monster 2nd night in a row. pic.twitter.com/n3dLoMWi0m— Walking With Tigers (@LSUTigersBook) September 30, 2017
Boston’s magic number is still one to clinch the division over the New York Yankees. New York is now two games back with two to go following a 4-0 win over Toronto.
The Red Sox are now 92-68 on the season.
Houston Takes Control
The Astros took a 3-0 lead in the top of the fifth when Alex Bregman hit a two-run home run into the Green Monster.
Bergman also gave the Astros a 1-0 lead in the third inning.
Red Sox Missed Chances
Rafael Devers hit an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth to score Mitch Moreland and cut the Houston lead to 3-1.
Boston added another run in the bottom of the sixth to get to within one, 3-2.
The Red Sox would load the bases in the inning but Hanley Ramirez would ground out.
In the ninth, Ramirez doubled with two outs to put the tying run on second base.
Divers would end the game with a groundout.
Boston is now 1-4 on their homestand.
The Red Sox and Astros continue their series on Saturday, September 30 at 1 p.m.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Drew Pomeranz against Houston’s Lance McCullers Jr.
Astros win again, 3-2, over Red Sox to improve to 100-60.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) September 30, 2017
-2nd 100-win season in franchise history
-40 games over .500 1st time since '98
The Red Sox hate clinching division titles. You literally have to force them down their throats. Almost have to respect it.— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) September 30, 2017
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.