3 takeaways from ALDS Game 4

Annette Crawford
October 12, 2018

While the Red Sox got strong starts from Chris Sale, Nathan Eovaldi and Rick Porcello during the series, Yankees starters were charged with 15 runs over 13 innings in four games. Boston did so with class, pure joy and a hint of pettiness.

That song was "New York, New York" by Frank Sinatra.

Shortly before the game began, TBS aired footage of Severino going down to the Yankees bullpen 10 minutes before the game, throwing his first pitch off the mound at 7:32, or eight minutes before he was due on the real mound for. Sabathia appealed a five-game suspension from Major League Baseball that would not take effect until next season. "I expected to come back here and win two in a row", Gardner said.

There was sizable risk in that move, given that if it didn't work, either the Red Sox would have to bring back Sale on one day of rest to pitch Game 5 on Thursday, or turn to David Price, who was one of just two Red Sox pitchers who had a bad series (Eduardo Rodriguez being the other).

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 definitely want to play next year", Sabathia said.

"They haven't lost a playoff game in a while there, and it's a tough place to play", Cora said.


"It's a good song".

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). "We felt the matchup was good for him".

Boone acknowledged some regret in allowing ace Luis Severino to start the fourth inning down 3-0. Severino was removed with the bases loaded and nobody out, but relievers Lance Lynn and Chad Green quickly let the game get out of hand.

Every starter had at least one hit for the Red Sox, who piled up 18 in all.

"I think it's going to be incredible". It was loud the whole time, and I think even opposing players can feel it. He used Christian Vazquez at catcher, despite the fact he hadn't caught Porcello all year, and Vazquez snuck a flyball over the wall in left against Zach Britton - his first homer since June 26 - to extend the Boston lead to 4-0.

"They've got a great team over there. It doesn't happen too often, but when you get to that point with your closer, that's who you're trying to get to and you look at it today and most of the series, they did a really fine job".

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