NY and Boston split at Fenway Park and are tied 1-1 in the best-of-five AL Division Series going into Game 3 on Monday night.
Don't expect to see a Red Sox decision for Game 4 until Tuesday, right before game time. I always go into the bullpen 10, eight minutes before the game. "I know with the (Yankees-Red Sox) rivalry and everything, we've played some games there and it's been loud, but nothing like the way it's going to be on Monday".
What's more evident is which side will account for more money. "I scooted up in the box a little bit, and I was going to be swinging at anything and try to hook anything". Severino was pulled with no outs in the fourth inning after he allowed six runs on seven hits and two walks.
"Yeah, I think that's something that really started previous year, as this fan base absolutely connected with this new young corps that has developed", Boone said. "They push us throughout the whole season, and they push it even more here in the postseason, I think". But if you look at the first inning - and I know people have brought up, "Oh well, he got into trouble later on in the game" - first inning, he was all over the place. "This one I'll remember for a long time", he said. He was getting hit hard from the first pitch he threw, a 95 mile-per-hour fastball that Mookie Betts turned into a 400-foot fly ball that died at the warning track in deep center under the heavy air on a humid evening. "We felt the matchup was good for him". Its 267 home runs were the most of any team in history.
Eovaldi pitched for the Yankees from 2015-16 before injuring his elbow, which required a second Tommy John surgery.
In a pivotal game that could drastically turn the momentum of the series, Eovaldi took the mound at Yankee Stadium, in front of a crowd that was very far from quiet, and absolutely dazzled for seven innings.
Why he's here: Ortiz was only in his second season with the Red Sox in 2004, but he had already started to establish the foundation of what would be a strong Hall of Fame case. "It's a good lineup-bad lineup for me in the fact they take a lot of pitches". Boston acquired him from Tampa Bay in July and the hard-throwing righty compiled a 1.93 ERA in four starts against NY this season - three with the Red Sox.
Pitching coach Larry Rothschild echoed those comments, noting Severino has a relatively short warm-up of 21-26 pitches, some of which he throws while simulating facing two hitters. Their manager let things get out of hand. Giancarlo Stanton, who is 4-for-14 with no RBIs and two runs scored for the series, is 3-for-8 with a pair of doubles in his career against the Boston righty.
There were four replay challenges in the first four innings - all involving calls by first base umpire Angel Hernandez. "Mitch is available, but he's not 100 percent", Cora said.
It's a new phenomenon for numerous young players on the Yankees, who only have the last two seasons, and maybe the 2015 Wild Card Game, to draw on.
This was a moment when analytics couldn't really help Aaron Boone. "For me to pitch the way I did and for us to score as many runs as we did, it was a big game for us tonight".
The Astros went 2-5 against the Yankees this season.