Swinging strike (89.3 mph changeup)Ball (90.4 mph changeup)Foul (85.9 mph knuckle curve)Swinging strike (93.6 mph four-seam fastball)
Rafael Devers strikes out swinging.
Ball (86.7 mph slider)Called strike (83.8 mph knuckle curve)Foul (88. mph changeup)Foul (86.7 mph knuckle curve)In play, no out (94.8 mph four-seam fastball)
Xander Bogaerts singles on a line drive to left fielder Kyle Garlick.
Swinging strike (87.6 mph slider)Ball (93.2 mph four-seam fastball)In play, out(s) (89.3 mph changeup)
J.D. Martinez grounds into a force out, shortstop Didi Gregorius to second baseman Jean Segura. Xander Bogaerts out at 2nd.
Boston Red Sox
This counts as a quality start right?
Foul (88.3 mph cutter)Ball (80.8 mph slider)Hit by pitch (90.7 mph sinker)
Alec Bohm hit by pitch.
Swinging strike (87.5 mph cutter)In play, out(s) (91.8 mph sinker)
Neil Walker flies out to left fielder Jose Peraza.
Ball (86.8 mph cutter)In play, no out (90.6 mph sinker)
Kyle Garlick singles on a sharp line drive to center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. Alec Bohm to 2nd.
In play, out(s) (87.8 mph cutter)
Adam Haseley grounds out, second baseman Jonathan Arauz to first baseman Bobby Dalbec. Alec Bohm to 3rd. Kyle Garlick to 2nd.
Called strike (86.6 mph cutter)In play, out(s) (80.2 mph slider)
Jean Segura flies out to right fielder Tzu-Wei Lin.
Jackie Bradley Jr.
Pitching Change: David Phelps replaces Vince Velasquez.Ball (81.5 mph knuckle curve)Ball (80.6 mph knuckle curve)Ball (81.2 mph knuckle curve)Ball (94.1 mph four-seam fastball)
Jackie Bradley Jr. walks.
Good grief! 4 pitch walk.
Pickoff Attempt 1BCalled strike (93.9 mph sinker)In play, run(s) (82.1 mph knuckle curve)
Bobby Dalbec homers (5) on a fly ball to right center field. Jackie Bradley Jr. scores.
Boston Red Sox 4 - Philadelphia Phillies 2
Ball (94.4 mph four-seam fastball)Foul (94.3 mph sinker)Ball (91. mph cutter)Called strike (94.3 mph four-seam fastball)Ball (94.9 mph sinker)Ball (94.6 mph four-seam fastball)
Deivy Grullon walks.
Phelps has been a negative since he’s come over.
Mound Visit.Pitching Change: JoJo Romero replaces David Phelps.Called strike (95.7 mph sinker)In play, out(s) (96. mph sinker)
Tzu-Wei Lin grounds out, first baseman Rhys Hoskins to pitcher JoJo Romero. Deivy Grullon to 2nd.
Swinging strike (94.3 mph sinker)In play, out(s) (85.5 mph changeup)
Jose Peraza grounds out, third baseman Alec Bohm to first baseman Rhys Hoskins.
Called strike (95.6 mph sinker)In play, out(s) (95.2 mph sinker)
Jonathan Arauz grounds out sharply, second baseman Jean Segura to first baseman Rhys Hoskins.
Wouldn't it be nice to have a game where the Phillies take an early lead and stay ahead all the way to the end and a win?
Pitching Change: Phillips Valdez replaces Chris Mazza.Called strike (93.3 mph sinker)Ball (86.2 mph changeup)Swinging strike (86. mph changeup)In play, no out (85.4 mph changeup)
Rhys Hoskins singles on a fly ball to right fielder Tzu-Wei Lin.
I'm a fan of the rule (as is SF) saying you should never acquire a reliever who is coming off a strong season, because you inevitably get the fall-off. We acquired Hunter at his peak and he's been merely okay, we acquired Robertson because he never got hurt and he finally got hurt, we acquired Workman who was really good last year (much like Neris) and not so much this year (ditto). But I don't think anyone expected this from Phelps given how he'd been performing this season. Maybe being traded was more disruptive than anyone could have realized.