Red Sox play 'New York New York' in clubhouse

Paola Ditto
Ottobre 12, 2018

As it was, the Yankees appeared to have little fight left after the interminable, deflating fourth inning, though a large part of that could be attributed to Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi, who carved up their vaunted lineup for seven dominating innings with a fastball that topped out at 101 miles per hour and an assortment of secondary pitches.

By the ninth, backup catcher Austin Romine was on the mound for NY and he gave up a two-run homer to Holt that completed his cycle.

Adding to the humiliation, the Red Sox got to revel in a second champagne celebration at Yankee Stadium in less than three weeks.

On Severino's night went, as Aaron Boone barreled on in what quickly turned into full disregard of caution or urgency. And the main accusation against him - that he didn't acquire bullpen help at the deadline - did not factor into the Game 4 victory, with his guy Ryan Brasier pitching like a grizzled veteran of big moments.

When asked whether there should be a mechanism for umpires to be removed from a series if they have a game as poor as Hernandez had Monday, Sabathia said: "Yeah, that's what we do". The only time they scored more runs in the postseason was a 23-7 win over Cleveland in 1999.

Game 4 is Tuesday night in the Bronx, where the 108-win Red Sox can put away the wild-card Yankees for good and advance to the AL Championship Series against Houston. "I think it was a sound decision".

"They haven't lost a playoff game in a while there, and it's a tough place to play", Cora said. Rick Porcello is set to pitch for Boston while CC Sabathia will start for the Yankees. "I don't know, man", Cora said. "Hopefully, we can go out there and give them reason to keep building as the game unfolds". "It's not just the same old guard".

He ended up leading the Yankees with 38 homers and 100 RBIs, but his all-or-nothing approach at the plate showed that last season's NL MVP isn't the complete hitter that Judge is.

The Yankees may already seem to have the momentum in their favor after winning Game 2 in Boston, and you don't have to say it to be known: if they stay undefeated at home throughout the remainder of this series, the last win will send them to a second straight American League Championship Series.

"I mean, we always play well here at home", Game 3 starter Luis Severino said.

According to ESPN Stats & Information research, Sabathia had one pitch called a ball Tuesday that had a better than 50 percent chance of being called a strike - and that was the first pitch to Bogaerts with two outs in the top of the first inning (71.3 percent chance). "Both games in Boston were good games, but we come here to win. I rounded the bases, and seeing everyone going nuts in the dugout was a pretty cool moment for me".

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