In their seven matchups this season, the Astros averaged 4.9 runs per game and the Red Sox averaged 4.4 runs per game.
"No, I didn't envision myself getting into the playoffs in this role", he said.
"I do need to say this though", the veteran lefty said before letting it fly. When Porcello was informed of Sabathia's commentary on Hernandez, the Red Sox righty shut down the conversation.
What's more evident is which side will account for more money. He also pointing out that, by maintaining an aggressive approach on offense, the Red Sox could have forced the Yankees to dig deeper into their bullpen, potentially providing Boston with a useful edge in Tuesday's Game 4. The network said Severino began his warmups 10 minutes before the first pitch; Boone said he spoke at length with the 24-year-old right-hander and with pitching coach Larry Rothschild. I was trying to hit a home run.
Despite the minor blip in the radar, Severino will look to build off his solid, yet shortened Wild Card start - when he tossed four innings of shutout ball while striking out seven and allowing two hits.
Red Sox starter Rick Porcello, meanwhile, was far more effective, allowing just one run on four hits in five innings, striking out one and walking zero, while throwing 48 of 65 pitches for strikes. The homer made the game 16-1, and Holt made history. NY is 8-3 in its last 11 home games versus the Red Sox. Stop trying to score runs? There was occasional barking about his decisions, and Benintendi argued after he was called out on a breaking ball with the bases loaded for the final out of the eighth, a pitch that may have been outside.
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"It just kind of shows you what kind of team we have and that we could explode at any minute", Betts said. All three calls were overturned on instant replay. Steve Pearce later scored Benintendi on an RBI single to give Boston an 8-0 advantage.
With the season on the line tonight, Boone cannot let Sabathia go through the lineup a third time unless the Yankees have a huge lead.
"We feel like CC physically is in a good place right now coming off a really good start at the end of the year", said Aaron Boone yesterday. Brett Gardner was back in center, but Boone said he wouldn't hesitate to use Hicks in any role off the bench.
Severino's 10-2 record and 2.74 ERA this season at Yankee Stadium, including seven innings of one-run ball the last time he faced the Sox on September 19, should give him all the confidence needed to put the Yankees up 2-1 in the ALDS.
If New York pulls off a comeback, we would have playoff baseball in Houston this weekend, but if the Red Sox put the Yanks to sleep, Houston will be in Boston this weekend to get the ALCS started. The big lefty was ejected from his last regular-season outing for hitting Tampa Bay catcher Jesus Sucre with a pitch during a testy game between division rivals on September 27. He said Monday he definitely wants to play in 2019 - even if it's not for the Yankees.More news: George W. Bush's daughter Barbara gets married in secret ceremony