PILE UP THE K’S: Last night, Red Sox pitchers combined for 18 strikeouts despite allowing 19 hits and 7 runs…In 46.0 innings this season, Red Sox hurlers have fanned 50 batters compared to just 9 walks allowed.
- · The 18 strikeouts marked the Red Sox’ most in a game since 6/12/09 at PHI (20 SO)…It was Boston’s most strikeouts in a home game since 4/29/86 vs. SEA, when Roger Clemens fanned all 20 Mariners.
- · Boston’s 18 strikeouts last night included a club-record 15 strikeouts from relievers
CHIPPING IN: Last night’s game marked the 1st time in franchise history that 5 different Red Sox pitchers each recorded 3 or more strikeouts in a single game: Clay Buchholz (3), Chris Capuano (4), Brandon Workman (3), Koji Uehara (3), Junichi Tazawa (3)…The Sox were the 1st ML team to do that since CWS in a 7-3 loss at TOR on 4/15/10 (9 innings).
- · Elias says it was just the time a ML team had 4 relievers record 3 SO and give up no runs, also BAL on 6/4/67 vs. WSH (Wally Bunker, Eddie Watt, Eddie Fisher, Stu Miller) and CWS on 4/15/10 vs. TOR (Randy Williams, Sergio Santos, J.J. Putz, Scott Linebrink).
FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH: Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk last night and has now reached base 11 times in 21 PA over the club’s 1st 5 games.
- · He is the 1st American Leaguer aged 21 or younger to reach base safely at least 11 times over a team’s 1st 5 games of a season since a 21-year-old Reggie Jackson reached 13 times in the A’s 1st 5 games of 1968.