And even if question marks abound, the Yankees and their fans can celebrate a return to the postseason as they prep for a wild-card showdown next Tuesday (8 p.m. ET on ESPN). They will play Tuesday against an opponent to be determined for the right to advance to a division series.
“For the most part it was a great series”.
“It changed the dynamic of it, and truth be told, he was executing on his own”, Boston interim manager Torey Lovullo said. They’re tied with the Angels, one game behind Houston for the second wild-card berth with three games left. The Yankees have won 11,160 and the Red Sox have been victorious in 962 since their rivalry began in 1903. Travis Shaw flied out on Sabathia’s final pitch. His parity was deceiving him, and he started to topple in reverse. [Bradley] deserves that opportunity. 837 OPS, seven HRs, and 15 RBIs make up for his. “He’s having a really good offensive season”.
Eickhoff (3-3) gave up two infield singles, two doubles and no walks.
There were four rookies in the lineup, along with backup Jeff Rutledge. He is hitting. 297 and has reached base safely in 34 consecutive games. They rode a viable, if not creative, exertion by C. C. Sabathia, who has discovered late-season existence with a support for his degenerative right knee that he called “a lifeline”.
Hill, who revived his career this summer during a stint with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League, struck out six in six innings against one of his former teams, allowing two runs and four hits.
Kris Medlen (6-2) pitched six innings of two-run ball, and Ryan Madson tossed a ideal ninth for his third save.
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Hill had walked only two in his previous 24 innings.
The game was delayed by rain for almost 3 1/2 hours. “Overall, threw the ball the way I wanted to”. Despite his 1-1 record, CC had a strong 2.25 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 4 starts in September.
“You just watch him go out and compete and find ways to get it done and turn it up a notch when he has to, ” Girardi said.
“One hundred percent”, Hill said.
Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi started to look like a workhorse after the All-Star break, but elbow inflammation cut his regular season short. “That speaks for itself”.
Lovullo said that if Ortiz plays again, he’d likely be replaced at a few point during each game for a pinch runner or pinch hitter.
“He felt like he was in a comfortable situation to bunt”. He had a little trouble getting into a rhythm.
The runners moved up when Bradley grounded to second.
Tonight, it was Sabathia who finally got the Yankees into the postseason.
CC Sabathia was solid for five innings Thursday.
Boston Red Sox Deven Marrero, right, greets teammate Mookie Betts… Dellin Betances got three outs for his ninth save in 13 chances. “That would have made it interesting”. In the bottom of the seventh another youngster, Greg Bird, stepped up for the Yankees. In the eighth, Refsnyder drove a first-pitch fastball from Heath Hembree over the left-center-field fence.
Yankees fail to get their 10,000th all-time win for the 3rd game in a row.