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The Red Sox turn to Jake Peavy on Wednesday night, looking to increase their lead in the ALCS, but the right-hander is making moves off the field as well during Game 4.
According to the Jimmy Fund, for each strikeout he throws against the Tigers, Peavy will be donating $500 to the organization for cancer research. Peavy’s great gesture is a tribute to his late grandmother Dama Lolley, and former Padres bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds – both of whom lost their battles with cancer within the last 16 months.
In addition, the Sox pitcher will also be commemorating veteran MLB umpire, Wally Bell, who died Monday at age 48 of an apparent heart attack. Peavy will match the total he raises for the Jimmy Fund with a gift to the American Heart Association in tribute to Bell and his family.
Thank you, @JakePeavy_44, for making us the recipient of your strikeout contributions. Let's #KCANCER tonight! http://t.co/k7n3tFMucv— The Jimmy Fund (@TheJimmyFund) October 16, 2013
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Jake Peavy is one of the best in the business. He's a four-time All-Star; Golden Glove and Cy Young winner; has pitched the triple crown. The man is good, but in Game Four of the ALCS Wednesday night he was not good enough.
He started out throwing some of the same filthy stuff that he is known for, but it quickly went down hill.
Once the second inning rolled around Wednesday, Game 4 of the ALCS felt like a blowout. The Tigers put together a five-run inning, then shortly thereafter they added two more, and though the Red Sox did what they could to chip away, the Tigers at no point felt threatened as they coasted to a series-evening victory. But there is one interesting quirk: while the Tigers wound up winning...
I have no idea WTF this photo is about. Someone got a little too artsy with it. But I figured trying too hard in Game 4 was a nice little segue into Jake Peavy's performance.
Before the game, Joe Buck and Tim "get off my lawn" McCarver (who also subjected viewers to the most awkwardly awful banter about Twitter and unwritten rules about golf) talked about how...
Ah, so many things wrong with Game 4 of the ALCS, where do we begin? I for one think there’s some blame to place. So let’s place it.
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I normally stick up for Peavy, but I can’t stick up for last night. His ALDS performace led everyone to believe that he showed up for the postseason. But it’s pretty hard to watch a pitcher walk...
The umpiring crew for Game 3 of the AL championship series Tuesday lined up in missing-man formation during a moment of silence for umpire Wally Bell, who died of an apparent heart attack.
Jake Peavy, who will pitch Game 4 for Boston, began his news conference by offering condolences to Bell's family. He called Bell a ''tremendous, tremendous umpire, but a tremendous...
I wanted that one.
Having a 3-1 leg up on the Tigers and needing to win only one against Sanchez, Scherzer and Verlander sounded about right. We could do that, I figured. Especially with two of those games happening at Friendly Fenway, where the magic happens. Except when it doesn’t.
Instead, Jake Peavy picked the absolute worst moment to **** the bed, falling into an abyss in...
After a series leading 1-0 victory in game 3 of the American League Championship Series, the Boston Red Sox will look to add some more distance between themselves and the Detroit Tigers. Boston will send the 12 year veteran, Jake Peavy to the mound, while the Tigers will counter with the 29 year old sinker baller, Doug Fister. For Peavy, Game 4 marks the first Championship Series...
Jim Leyland shook up the lineup. The Detroit Tigers broke out the bats.
Cause-effect? Or coincidence? The Tigers and their fans don't care. All they know is that the American League Championship Series is now tied at two games apiece.
And the Tigers have their best three pitchers lined up for the next three games.
Austin Jackson reached base four times and the Tigers scored...
Sure the Red Sox are batting .133 (12-for-90) in the ALCS.
Sure they only have two runs and six hits off Tigers starting pitchers (21.0 innings pitched).
Sure they have struck out 43 times in 90 at-bats.
But all that matters at this point is one stat: 2-1. That’s the series lead held by the Boston Red Sox.
They will attempt to extend that...
Jake Peavy melted down in the second inning and spotted Detroit a 5-0
lead in Game Four of the ALCS (Jared Wickerham/Getty images)
None of the first three games of Boston's American League Championship Series against Detroit have been what one might call a breeze.
In keeping with that theme, Wednesday’s Game Four was decidedly...
The Chicago White Sox had a rough year in 2013. They finished dead last in the AL Central and essentially blew up the roster when they dealt two of their best players, Jake Peavy and Alex Rios, during the season when it became clear that contending wasn’t in the realm of possibility.
The mood around the south side got a little more jovial today when it was announced that the White...
Say this for Dustin Pedroia: The man stays in character even on a night an uncharacteristic bobble by the Red Sox second baseman figured prominently in Boston's 7-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday night.
That became abundantly clear when Pedroia who'd already shouldered the responsibility for his failure to turn...
W: Fister (1-0) L: Peavy (0-1)
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The Detroit Tigers scored 5 runs in the 2nd inning and added 2 more in the 4th to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3, and tie their American League Championship Series at 2 games a piece.
The offensive woes of the Detroit Tigers have been well documented over the last couple weeks, leading manager Jim Leyland to make a change in the...
John Lackey pitched a heck of a game. No matter how unlikable the guy is to anyone outside of Boston for his body language, his past or his continued carping to the press about PED users, he beat Justin Verlander at his best. And Verlander was crazy good. Eight innings, four hits, ten strikeouts and one run. That one run though was enough for Lackey who completely shut down the...
At first it appeared like it was going to be another hard fought, well-pitched game with Jake Peavy on the mound for the Red Sox and Doug Fister for the Tigers. Boston managed a hit in the first inning and another in the second, but failed to do anything with the runners.
Detroit was three up, three down in the first, but than the second; well, in the second it got a little...