However, if this was the case the question becomes how long Sale stays in the game. And everything else went Boston's way all night, so why not this?
"For a game like this, you have to remember what time it is", Severino said. "So I'm definitely looking forward to that and giving us a chance to win".
It was New York's most lopsided defeat in 396 postseason games. Rick Porcello is scheduled to pitch against NY lefty CC Sabathia. Luis Severino will go for the Yankees while Nate Eovaldi will toe the rubber for Alex Cora's Red Sox.
"You get a little antsy when a position player is on the mound". I told a couple of teammates that he has no idea that in 2016 and '18, Betts and Mike Trout will have finished 2-1 and 1-2 in the MVP voting and Wins Above Replacement science. Baserunning, defensive positioning and pitch selection are often overshadowed by three-run home runs, but they can often make the difference between winning and losing. "I scooted up in the box a little bit", he said. I was trying to hit a home run. "Everybody was rooting for him". Expect run support as Eovaldi is inconsistent and will likely struggle in the home run haven of Yankee Stadium.
"We've faced these guys so many times this year", Benintendi said. Or the one that scored one run on five hits in Game 3? Steve Pearce - who started at first base in place of the injured Mitch Moreland - added an RBI single, and then Holt capped the frame with a two-run triple, putting Boston up 10-0. Stephen Tarpley was touched for three runs in the eighth inning.
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"He's been swinging the bat well for a while now", Cora said of Holt after the game, via MassLive.com. "He's rested, had a good week, and we're going with him".
Well, that question is a lot more complicated than one might think. He pitched for NY in 2015 and '16 before injuring his elbow, which required Tommy John surgery for the second time.
"I think they both can strike, can strike big", said Hyers, who was with the Dodgers as they went to Game 7 of the World Series previous year. "It was a special moment for me. I think attacking, being aggressive, and go from there". That is the very definition of manufacturing two runs. Vazquez's infield single off Severino's glove drove in the first run. Brett Gardner walked twice in four plate appearances. He left with the bases loaded and nobody out in the fourth and was charged with six runs and seven hits.
Yankees: CF Aaron Hicks hopes to be back in the lineup after missing Game 2 because of right hamstring tightness, but Boone said it was unclear if the leg might need another day to deal. "It wasn't an issue".
There were four replay challenges in the first four innings - all involving calls by first base umpire Angel Hernandez.
Nobody, not even Chris Sale, threw a better start this season for the Red Sox than Rick Porcello. The second baseman made a backhand flip to Bogaerts covering second for a forceout, and Bogaerts threw to first, where Hernandez signaled out for a double play. Brett Gardner was back in center, but Boone said he wouldn't hesitate to use Hicks in any role off the bench.
The question manager Aaron Boone will now have to answer is why Severino was allowed to start the fourth inning after clearly being on the ropes after three. He is 0-3 with a 5.33 ERA in 12 career postseason outings, including four starts. In the 17 starts that followed, Sevy pitched much more tentatively, going 9-6 with a 3.99 ERA. "During the regular season, the Yankees" aggregate 3.38 ERA from relievers was fourth-best in the league.