Friday, October 5, 2018

ALDS Game One Preview: New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox

The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox will kick off the American League Division Series tonight inside historic Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox won a whopping 108 games here in 2018 while the New York Yankees finished with 100 victories on the nose which should make for an intense five-game matchup. In the opener of the series the Yankees will send JA Happ to the mound looking to once again neutralize the Red Sox while Boston will counter with their ace, Chris Sale. It’s the playoffs, baby, so let’s get to it here in chowdah town.

Happ was held back from the American League Wild Card Game because of the possibility of him pitching against the Boston Red Sox twice in a potential five-game series. Manager Aaron Boone went with the long game strategy with his decision to pitch Luis Severino on Wednesday night and thus far it has worked according to plan. The first of Happ’s two potential ALDS matchups with the Red Sox comes tonight inside Fenway Park.

Sale was great against the Yankees in two starts this season against New York allowing just one run with 19 strikeouts in a combined 13 innings pitched. That was the regular season though and all that, plus about $15, will get you inside Fenway Park tonight is a beer to wash away your sorrows. Sale has pitched twice in the ALDS as a member of the Red Sox and has lost each of those games last season against the Houston Astros.

The game will be played at 7:32 pm ET inside Fenway Park and can be seen on TBS. You can also follow along with the game on WFAN with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman. Please, for the love of God and everything that is holy, do NOT let Dennis Eckersley and that same crew that announced the AL Wild Card Game to announce tonight. Please, I beg.

Enjoy the game, remember that Chris Sale has a career 8.38 ERA and that Mookie Betts has just as many postseason RBI as you or I do, and go Yankees!!

1 comment:

  1. Well, the Yankees have to stay within their strengths.If they can some how score first it takes the pressure off the starting pitcher .Torres has to be Gleyber that first came up and not the Gleyber who tries to do more than he can .He can hit 20 plus homers only if he stays within his power and not try to be a power hitter he tried to be when he hit in the 4th or 5th spot in the order .Andujar gets the blame to much, Voit should had scooped that ball , that is why the first baseman's glove is designed the way it is and it was a scoopable ball.
    We don't need a Terrance Gore incident where the defensive replacement has to bat in a key situation
    Soriano did ok, but the A's can not hit fastballs above 95 scputing report shows that and yet they called like a kazillion sliders in the second inning and that is why his pitch count was high .So who didn't read the scputing report everyone else got to read .Missed reports against this team and the Red Sox will make you PAY.
    So let's go Yankees, stay within your means and lets get the job done this year WS .


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