Tiger’s starting pitcher Doug Fister struggled a little in the first two innings last night, giving up three hits and a run on a Jed Lowrie single. While Fister then settled down, he later gave up a 2-run home run to Lowrie in the 5th and was pulled after a scoreless 6th with the game tied. The Tigers later won the game 8-6.
As the Red Sox won their series against the Tampa Bay Rays last night, Jacoby Ellsbury slowed down a little, going 1 for 4 with a run scored and a walk. Perhaps more importantly, Ellsbury stole his 4th base of the post-season, putting him on track toward the record for a single post-season. The post-season record of 11 is jointly held by Kenny Lofton (1995) and Ricky Henderson (1989), with Henderson’s feat the most impressive, given that he did it in 9 games (vs. Lofton’s 15 games). Can Ellsbury keep stealing bases at this rate? Will Boston make the World Series, and give him a chance to reach the record?
The Dodgers defeated the Braves 3-1 in the NLDS, eliminating Elliot Johnson from the playoffs.
- Elliot Johnson, backup 2nd baseman.
Playoffs: 1 for 14 (.071) 1 runs, 0 rbi, 0 hr, 1 bb, 0 sb, 4 so.
Regular Season: .209, 27 runs, 19 rbi, 2 hr, 16 bb, 22 sb, 67 so in 254 at bats.
The Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals are tied 2-2 in their division series. The final and deciding game will be played Wednesday, October 9.
- John Buck, backup catcher
Playoffs: 0 for 0 (.n/a) 0 runs, 0 rbi, 0 hr, 0 bb, 0 sb, 0 so.
Regular Season: .219, 39 runs, 62 rbi, 15 hr, 29 bb, 2 sb, 104 so in 392 at bats.
- Kyle Farnsworth, relief pitcher
Playoffs: hasn’t appeared yet.
Regular Season: 3-1, era 4.70, 43 hits, 20 er, 10 bb and 28 k in 38.1 innings
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1.
- Jacoby Ellsbury, starting outfielder
Playoffs: 9 for 18 (.500) 7 runs, 2 rbi, 0 hr, 1 bb, 4 sb, 2 so.
Regular Season: .298, 92 runs, 53 rbi, 9 hr, 47 bb, 52 sb, 92 so in 577 at bats.
The Tigers are tied with the Oakland As 2-2 and next play them October 10th. Fister is scheduled to start the game.
- Doug Fister, starting pitcher
Playoffs: 0-0, era 4.50, 7 hits, 3 er, 1 bb and 1 k in 6.0 innings
Regular Season: 14-9, era 3.67, 229 hits, 85 er, 44 bb and 159 k in 208.2 innings
The As lead the Detroit Tigers 2-1 and next play them tonight, October 8th.
- Eric Sogard, backup infielder
Playoffs: 0 for 9 (.000) 0 runs, 0 rbi, 0 hr, 1 bb, 0 sb, 1 so.
Regular Season: .266, 45 run, 35 rbi, 2 hr, 27 bb, 10 sb, 51 so in 368 at bats
The Rangers faced the Tampa Bay Rays in a playoff-game September 30th to see which team would get the final playoff spot. The Rangers lost, 5-2.
- Adam Rosales, backup infielder
Playoffs: did not appear.
Regular Season: .190, 15 runs, 12 rbi, 5 hr, 10 bb, 0 sb, 34 so in 147 at bats.
I will try to keep us all up-to-date with the status of these players throughout the post-season. Enjoy!