Dustin Pedroia, on the Red Sox dropping to 4-9 with today’s 8-2 loss to the Rays:
When you don’t show up, you’re going to get beat. Doesn’t matter if it’s the Rays or [bleep]ing Brookline High.
Well said, even if that quote is about a thousand words shorter than Craig’s breakdown of the Red Sox’s issues. And if you’re curious, [bleep]ing Brookline High is general manager Theo Epstein’s alma mater.
Athletics reliever Yusmeiro Petit found out his mother passed away on Monday prior to his team’s game against the Rangers, Martin Gallegos of The Mercury News reports. Petit decided to pitch anyway, turning 1 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball, limiting the Rangers to just one hit.
Manager Bob Melvin said, “I was amazed. Didn’t expect it.”
It’s admirable — though certainly not expected — when a player pitches shortly after suffering a personal loss. Some people like adhering to their routine while grieving.
Petit was added to the bereavement list on Tuesday. He will spend some time away from the team for the funeral. We send our heartfelt condolences to the Petit family.