Yankees look to save season after Game 3 embarrassment

Tyler Owen
October 10, 2018

Gleyber Torres hit a slow roller that third baseman Eduardo Nunez charged and threw in a hurry. Steve Pearce played first and had an RBI single in the fourth. The Yankees immediately challenged and, with a sellout crowd standing and hoping, the out call was upheld after a 63-second review. The season matchups included a four-game series in Houston and a three-game series in NY. And everything else went Boston's way all night, so why not this? Rick Porcello is scheduled to pitch against NY lefty CC Sabathia.

A New Jersey native who grew up a Mets fan, Porcello held the Yankees to one run over five innings for his first post-season win.

And the Red Sox knew it.

"It was an embarrassing day today", New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius said. I was trying to hit a home run. That has to be some kind of record, but while Hernandez didn't speak to the media after the game Major League Baseball backed up the working use of the replay system to deliver the proper result.

The part-time utilityman put the finishing touch on a Red Sox blowout, becoming the first player to hit for the cycle in a postseason game as Boston routed the New York Yankees 16-1 on Monday to seize a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five AL Division Series.

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We tried to win but at the end we need to be happy - I need to be happy - that we didn't lose it because of the penalty. Klopp's liverpool looked nervous throughout the game, with Salah, Mane and Firmino all off the pace.

Alex Cora managed circles around Aaron Boone, whose head might not stop spinning until spring training. "Severino didn't step on the field until 7:23".

Much like the Wild Card Game and Sabathia's starts last postseason, chances are the bullpen will get more outs than the starting pitcher tonight. The Yankees have a $12.5 million option on Brett Gardner for the 2019 season with a $2 million buyout.

The Yankees must win both Game 4 and Game 5 in order to advance to meet the Astros in the ALCS. Jason Varitek led off the eighth with a home run off Hernandez and Nomar Garciaparra followed with a double to force Torre to go to his bullpen, but four relievers combined to shut down Boston and give the Yankees the victory and the trip to the World Series. He last started on September 27th, so he'll be on eleven days rest tonight, and this season he had a 2.01 ERA (3.88 FIP) in eight starts with six or more days rest. NY won in the 10th, on a solo home run by Bernie Williams off Boston closer Rod Beck. He is 38 years old and he wants to come back and pitch again next year for a 19 season.

In a 20-pitch first inning, CC Sabathia found a way to leave the bases loaded after a hard single, an unlucky infield single and walk. Through four scoreless innings, Porcello had only allowed two hits (both singles) and only needed 41 pitches in the process. J.D. Martinez would hit a sac fly - just shy of the warning track - and the Red Sox had drawn first blood.

Severino threw a 98 miles per hour fastball that was fouled off for that pitch. These guys go through routines that usually take 25, 30 minutes, where they're running in the outfield and then they go through a long-toss routine and then they get on the mound and they kind of work their way into it and then get to the dugout, have plenty of time to relax and figure it out and go out there and you're ready to go.

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