RED SOX: Chris Sale looks to atone

09 October, 2018, 10:23 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • Andrew Benintendi celebrates with J.D. Martinez after hitting a home run during the 2018 season

The Red Sox bullpen lived on the wild side, but in the end they protected the lead as the Sox beat the Yankees 5-4 in Game 1 of the ALDS at Fenway Park Friday night.

In a quick reminder, the Red Sox, down to their final inning of what was about to be a four-game sweep, tied Game 4 against Mariano Rivera, won in the 12th inning on a David Ortiz walk-off two-run homer and then went on to win the next three games - and then ended the franchise's 86-year World Series drought by sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals.

Poyner dominated against right-handed hitters in the minor leagues this season, allowing just 25 hits and six earned runs while recording 84 outs against them.

The Red Sox left-hander will start Game 1 of the AL Division Series against the New York Yankees on Friday night, one year after he was bombarded by the championship-bound Houston Astros in his playoff debut.

Manager Aaron Boone won't mind going to his bullpen in the sixth inning, but he needs his starters to get him there in good shape. Games 1 and 2 will be played in Boston - and possibly Game 5, if there is one.

23-9 in Tanaka's last 32 starts following a team loss in their previous game.

In the eighth, Cora made the boldest decision of the night by going to Rick Porcello, who's scheduled to start Monday's Game 3 in NY.

He went 1-1 with a 1.99 ERA in four starts against the Red Sox this season.

Sale pitched 7.1 total innings in his first three September appearances.


HUNT FOR MR. OCTOBER As a Cy Young victor and three-time finalist, David Price has been one of the best regular-season pitchers of his generation.

The Yankees will counter with Masahiro Tanaka, who has excelled in the postseason. Price wasn't quite as sharp as in year's past, although overall he had a strong season, recording a 3.58 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP accompanied with a 16-7 record in 176 innings of work. Much like Price, he hit a few speed bumps early in the year but settled in late.

He is 1-1 with a 3.72 ERA in 10 postseason games - three starts - and was pitching in relief when he was on the champion Philadelphia Phillies in 2008. Also like Price, he had some hiccups against the lineup he'll face on Saturday.

A leadoff home run by Aaron Judge in the ninth made it a one-run game. "If you make pitches against him, his outs are a lot of times strikeouts".

"There's no holding back now". It was Sanchez's sixth career homer off Price, and the catcher added a three-run homer in the seventh. That may be a small sample, but it's impossible to ignore the success Sanchez has had when facing Price.

"This is what I envisioned, " said J.D. Martinez, who signed with the Red Sox as a free agent last offseason. Knuckleballer Steven Wright was supposed to be a key part of Boston's bullpen but he's now likely to be replaced on the roster.

Kershaw struck out three and walked none to remain unbeaten all-time against Atlanta.

Note: This prediction is the opinion of the author and not necessarily the prediction of Jon Price or Sports Information Traders.

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