The Boston Red Sox will most certainly have luck on their side when they welcome the New York Yankees to Fenway Park Friday night thanks to a pair of superfans. To hear what he had to say, check out the “Red Sox Extra Innings” video above, presented by WB Mason. J.D. Martinez laced a three-run homer that just cleared the top of the Green Monster in left field.
Masahiro Tanaka will make his fifth career playoff start, aiming for his third postseason win. You can Google it now, tomorrow and 100 years from now and it’s going to be there.
In Price’s Boston playoff debut in 2016, he lasted 31/3 innings against Cleveland, allowing six hits and five earned runs. But it was a dominating four-game sweep by the Red Sox in early August that blew the AL East race open. Nathan Eovaldi, thanks to no earned runs allowed in his last three appearances against NY, earned a Game 4 start, if necessary, on Tuesday.
Watch for Gary Sanchez in this one. Five runs in the inning later, the Jays were on their way to a 6-3 loss to give the Royals a 2-0 series lead. Sanchez had an inconsistent season, and he finished with a poor.186 batting average.
But it wouldn’t be Boston if people weren’t complaining about the Red Sox.
Bill James created a stat called Game Score that in one number consolidates items such as hits, walks, strikeouts, innings, etc. After that complete meltdown by Mariano Rivera in games four and five of the ALCS in ’04, plus some clutch hitting by Ortiz, the Sox won the series.
David Price will get the game two nod in his 18th career postseason appearance.
“I’ve been asked that for quite a while now and I can’t really put my finger on it”, Price said.
The Yankees had 10 hits in Game 1 against Boston, but the first nine were singles before Judge homered leading off the ninth.
Sale was strong for 5 innings, but exhausted in the sixth and left two runners on base.
YEP, that just happened. For those scoring at home, that’s a total of 108 pictures. The 31-year old slugger feasted on the Yankees this season, belting four homers with 20 RBI’s in 72 at bats.
One year after he was pounded by Houston in his playoff debut, Sale took a four-hit shutout into the sixth inning. We’re talking about the Aaron Judges and Mookie Betts of the world. NY powered its way to a 6-2 victory on a spectacular fall night, one that left a season-high crowd of 39,151 fans skulking their way to the exits. After a visit from the trainer, Hicks was replaced by pinch-runner Brett Gardner.
I am taking the over in this one.
Sox Game 1 starter against the Yankees in ALDS had a poor series in last season’s playoffs. Price starting at Fenway Park is a no-brainer.
Yankees players were seen crossing a labor union picket line in front of the downtown Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Thursday. Even if Tanaka isn’t ideal, the Yankees can still shut it down in the late innings whereas the Red Sox may not be so lucky.