Quote of the Day: Jonathan Sanchez is confident

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“We’re going to play San Diego, and we’re going to beat them three
times. If we get to first place, we’re not going to look
back.”

Giants pitcher Jonathan Sanchez, speaking boldly moments after the Giants lost for the fourth time in five games, during which he couldn’t make it out of the fifth.

Oh, and the Giants are 1-7 against San Diego this season.

Red Sox Triple-A team to ban people named Tyler and Austin from stadium on May 5 and 6 as part of promotion

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The Pawtucket Red Sox, obviously the Triple-A affiliate of the Red Sox, have come up with an interesting promotion for the weekend of May 5 and 6, when they host the Yankees’ Triple-A team from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

This, of course, references last week’s benches-clearing fracas between the Red Sox and Yankees that involved Joe Kelly and Tyler Austin. Kelly slid hard into second base, which upset Brock Holt. The benches emptied as the two jawed at each other, but no punches were thrown. Later in the game, Kelly threw at Austin and the benches emptied again. Punches were thrown this time and both players were given suspensions.

The major league Red Sox visit the Yankees May 8-10. As far as we’re aware, people named Joe or Kelly are allowed to attend.