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MLB – Boston Red Sox heavy on heroes in amazing game 4 wins

Throwplay 0:34 Tony Kemp hits a rope to the right field and wives to make it a double, but Mookie…

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Tony Kemp hits a rope to the right field and wives to make it a double, but Mookie Betts fires an arrow to the other base to get Kemp out.

Red Sox scored scoring at the top of the eighth to make it 8-5 Betts singled with one out of Lance McCullers Jr., moved up on a wild pitch and Martinez knocked him in with a two-out bass hit. Alex Cora turned to Kimbrel for six-out save. The longest rescue of his big league career to that point was four outs. He had also given up runs in each of his three seasons in appearance so far.

True, Houston Speedster Tony Kemp led a line-up along the right-hand line. It looked like a sure double. Kemp burned over the first base and steamed against others, but Betts was quick on the ball and fired a perfect laser to the second base, and Xander Bogaerts hit the Kemp’s helmet tag before he got on the bag. Down of three runs proved to be a big mistake by Kemp, when Kimbrel met Bregman with a note and George Springer doubled. Astros ended with just one run instead of a potential high inning.

It’s easy to criticize Kemp, but it’s easier to applaud Betts. There is a reason that he will win his third straight gold glove.

“He’s fast,” Bradley said about Kemp. “Not many times, a quick guy will hit it down and not get a double.”

Major League pitcher Brandon McCarthy had the perfect description of the game on Twitter: “It’s one of the most perfect games of a ranger I’ve ever seen, everyone in the world knew it was a double of the bat. You can not stop play completely. “

Yes, it is fair to denote it with a high risk and low reward effort by Kemp. You do not want to be thrown into that situation when you go with three runs. But Betts rewarded us one of the best – and most important – throwing the season.

“It’s probably in the top three of my throws, for sure,” said Betts. “I knew of the bat as he was on the other side. It was one of the games I practiced during spring training and it just came in the game.”

Home team

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Jackie Bradley Jr. clubs a 2-run homer to the right field that puts Red Sox up 6-5.

Again Boston’s great blast did not come from Betts or Martinez, but from No. 9 hitter. Bradley struck a first-class change from Astro’s flamethrower Josh James for a two-run home run in the sixth innings giving Red Sox a 6-5 lead.

There are nine RBIs in the last three games for Bradley – everyone comes with two outs. James threw 13 seats at 100 mph or more in his trip, including three who beat 102. But Bradley had worked him for a walk in the fourth inning and at the sixth, when Hinch tried to sneak one out of James, his fastball had been dipped under 100 and he began to mix into several controls and changes. With two outs, Christian Vazquez doubled to the center of Springer’s glove – a game he often does – Bradley did not miss the change. His starting speed: 104.2 mph … a bit faster than James fastest climb.

Controversy

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Mookie Betts tries to make a play on the wall of an Jose Altuve battle and the judges rule that a fan bothered and called Altuve.

Repeated by Jose Altuve’s fly-ball in the first inning that could have been home-run will be played over and over and argued over and over and over and then played again. This series is not available in controversies.

We’ve got more reaction to this and it’s easy to blame shooter Joe West and the replay crew, but Hinch was quick to say to play – which was ruled out because it was decided that a fan had bothered Bet’s ability to capture the ball – do not be the difference in the game.

“It’s comfortable to think so,” he said. “But there’s a lot of game left. There was a lot of action in that game. No, I’ll go there.”

Bullpen

Okay, Kimbrel’s battle is anxious – enough that Cora had to get David Price warmed up. “I made it a bit exciting last couple of matches,” said Kimbrel after the match and acknowledged the stress he added to the Red Sox fans life by saying at least “I’m glad they can go and be happy”.

  • A potentially two-way home operated by Astros’ Jose Altuve was ruled out by a referee, who said that a fan bothered Mookie Bett’s catch attempt.

  • Chris Sale will not play for Red Sox in Game 5 of the American League Championship series, but the team expects he enters game 6, if necessary.

  • From the wildcard round through the World Series we will have the 2018 season.

2 Related [19659045] Brasier and Matt Barnes were outstanding, with Brasier few five outs and Barnes one to make the team through sixth and seventh innings after a shaky Rick Porcello lasted only four frames. These two have risen in all four matches and combined for 12 thirds of pointless innings in the afterseason. Brasier turns into a personal Kryptonite for Bregman, making him fly out in the sixth when the score was 6-5. It was a big moment when Brasier got Bregman, Springer and Altuve after Eduardo Rodriguez had gone to Kemp to start the run.

“He has been great for us,” said Cora of Brasier, which was announced in July. “He was closer to spring training at one point. I remember when he first came in, his first match this year, it was a 4-0 game, and he comes in and I say to the guys,” Hi, man, This guy is good. “

” They did not even know who he was. [The starters] leaves early spring training [games]. “

Now, Cora has to move on to Game 5. Brasier and Barnes have appeared in all four matches and Kimbrel needed 35 seats to get through his two innings so it will be Cora with some tough choices on how to handle It’s probably unlikely that none of the three will pop up if Red Sox is behind and Cora confirmed there is no chance that Chris Sale, shot to Game 6, would appear in Relief. us to …

The Game 5 starts

Although Price was warmed up in Game 4 – Cora said he would have used him in the ninth if Red Sox had made a couple of runs because he did not want to send Kimbrel back after a long break between innings – he gets the ball to start game 5 on three days of rest.

Really, Cora has no other logical choice, with sales recovering from stomach disease. He could join Rodriguez but he was called I relieve the last two matches (even if they only throw 23 seats). It’s sensible to set it up as Price, Sale and Nathan Eovaldi in a potential Game 7, where Porcello will be another relief if the series returns to Boston.

So there will be Price trying to throw the Red Sox into the World Series. After the match 4, he won the media containing his year-old son Xavier, who was well over his bedtime and playfully graced out to the microphone. After he first denied that he knew he would start, Price was informed that Cora had just announced that he should start.

“I knew,” he laughed. “I’m starting tomorrow. We know we have to get ready to play and try to get up here. We’re a winner away.”

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