Today, Stephen Drew went 4-for-4 with two walks, raising his batting average above .200.
- Not to be outdone, relief pitcher Branden Pinder hit an RBI double.
– Pinder is only the second AL reliever to get a hit this year, after Buck Farmer.
— On Friday, Jonny Gomes (a position player) struck out Bryan Mitchell (a pitcher).
—- Didi Gregorius had six RBI in that game.
—– A Braves reliever batted – in the second inning.
—— Also of note in the second inning: the Braves intentionally walking Stephen Drew, while they were already losing 9-2.
Joe Kelly went 6-0 in August.
- This is the first 6-0 month by a Red Sox pitcher since Pedro in 1999.
– This past week, the Red Sox faced Sale, Harvey, and DeGrom in order, and went 3-0. Those three pitchers went 19 innings and gave up a combined two runs.
— Catcher Blake Swihart hit an inside-the-park home run.
Both Tony Cruz and Brandon Moss homered in the same game.
Only eight times this year has a Padre hit two home runs in one game.
- Four of those times were against the Nats.
– The Padres have only played the Nats six times. (h/t @jesseagler)