|Top 5: Zeroing in||10.01.08 at 8:39 pm ET|
In case you were wondering, the last time the Sox were shutout in a postseason game was in Game 2 of the 1995 Division Series against the Indians. Orel Hershiser, Julian Tavarez (!), Paul Assenmacher and Jose Mesa did the honors for Cleveland that day.
Jacoby Ellsbury dropped a two-out bunt single for the Sox. He finished tied with Coco Crisp for the Red Sox team lead with 10 such hits. (Of course, that is usually a positive development for the Sox, given their 33-17 regular season record when Ellsbury reached base at least twice from the leadoff position.) He then proceeded to steal second (“Ay, Carramba!” quote the still-traumatized Taco Bell pooch) to put himself in scoring position.
But Dustin Pedroia’s lineout to right with two outs ended the inning. Though an MVP candidate this year, Pedroia did not fare well with two outs and runners in scoring position, hitting .231 with a .714 OPS. From the fifth inning on during the 2008 regular season, he was 9-for-48 (.188) with no homers and 11 RBI in those situations.
- Red Sox sign 1st-round pick Trey Ball (UPDATED)
- Cup of Coffee: Shaw, Haeger help Sea Dogs earn split
- Players of the Week, June 10-16: Keury De La Cruz and Anthony Ranaudo
- Red Sox reportedly sign 12th-rounder Jake Drehoff
- Wendelken added to South Atlantic League All-Stars
- Red Sox reportedly sign Bryan Hudson, Jantzen Witte
- Cup of Coffee: Spinners open season with 15-strikeout gem
- SoxProspects Video of the Week: A-Ball hitters
- SoxProspects.com Podcast #39.1: Mellen's Excellent Adventure
- 2013 Annual Drive - Help Keep SoxProspects Free!