April 20, 2009

TRUE PATRIOT LOVE:

Patriots Day game on tap for Red Sox (Ian Browne, 4/20/09, MLB.com)

Patriots Day has long meant two things to Bostonians: a Red Sox game and the Boston Marathon.

Monday is that day, with the Red Sox and Orioles commencing the finale of this four-game series in the late morning. Yes, an 11:05 a.m. ET first pitch is not typically in the vocabulary of a Major League baseball player. [...]

"I played a 10 o'clock game in 'A' ball about seven years ago or something. There were like 3,000 elementary students. They bussed in for it. It will be a lot like that, I guess," said left fielder Jason Bay.


More games should start earlier, but one does sometimes wonder if everyone on the field is awake for these tilts. One memorably awful performance from back in law school days, Brewers Get 20 Hits in 18-0 Rout Of Red Sox (AP, April 17, 1990)
The Milwaukee Brewers recorded the largest shutout in the club's history today, pounding out 20 hits and beating the Boston Red Sox, 18-0, before a Patriots' Day crowd of 35,478 in Fenway Park.

Dave Parker and Greg Brock had four hits each, and Gary Sheffield, Edgar Diaz and Brock drove in three runs apiece. Milwaukee had nine doubles, one triple but no home runs.


At least at that time it was the largest margin of victory ever in a shut-out with no homeruns.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 20, 2009 8:06 AM
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