Dustin Pedroia grabs Manny Machado's back in freakish sequence

If you thought the Red Sox-Orioles feud was over, it isn't. He just made a bad slide and did hurt me.

"I felt good at the beginning", Wright said. We lost the game today and that's all that matters.

If the Red Sox really wanted to get back at Machado, they'd wait until later in the game and send in a flame-thrower like Joe Kelly. Maybe put Young in the second spot to ensure he gets as many plate appearances as possible while a lefty is still in the game? Can this new-look lineup get it done against Baltimore's rookie starter? By comparison, the Red Sox are at.272. If you're going to protect guys, you do it right away. In his first four starts, he'd given up one. In addition to Pedroia being out, Andrew Benintendi will get a night off for the first time this season.

Boston is looking for their bats to wake up after scoring a total of only four runs over the last three games. He has struck out 13 but walked 12, which has hurt him at times. That's baseball. I get drilled, and I go to first base. The most frustrating inning in this one was likely the sixth.

Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval exited Sunday's game against the Orioles with what is being reported as a "right knee sprain". "I don't know what hit the side of my knee.it kind of pushed it in a little bit", Pedroia said. His words were taken to Farrell, who hardly fanned the flames, but wasn't thrilled, and the thing became a big media deal. This game was delayed by about 30 minutes due to rain, and there was moisture in the air all night.

Bundy gave up a leadoff single in each of the first three innings, and each time he avoided damage with a double-play ball. He'd allow one single in each of those frames, but they all came on grounders and none of the runners advanced beyond first base. It seemed Baltimore hitters were ready to be aggressive against the knuckleball.

It was Mancini's team-high fifth homer of the year. Immediately following that, Jonathan Schoop took a knuckleball of his own and deposited it over the fence in left field. "It's just a matter of getting everything back, the muscle memory back, and getting back to where I was before the injury". The weird thing is, while those knuckleballs were far from flawless and could have used plenty more movement, the placement was bad. We'll find out tonight, starting with the first pitch at 7:05 from Camden Yards.

Limited to three singles over the first three innings, Baltimore hit two singles, two doubles and two homers in a four-run fourth. Heath Hembree entered with a 4-2 deficit, and while he couldn't do anything to close the margin, he did his job in maintaining it. The left-hander beat Baltimore on April 11, allowing just one run in six innings. This could've been another game in which the bullpen was decimated, but Hembree stopped that from happening.

They will hope to do better on Sunday. This was a ideal opportunity to get going, and besides Bradley and to a lesser extent Leon, they couldn't.

Maybe everyone can do it right going forward.

  • Julie Sanders