Brasier, Barnes and Workman struggled in Game 1 while Rodriguez gave up a three-run bomb in Game 2. After the game, an agitated Severino said of the analyst, "How does he know what time I normally go out?" Martinez at the plate, Benintendi stole second base.
It's nearly a shame we're gonna have to wait until 2019 for the next Red Sox-Yankees tilt, and that Sabathia, who is a free agent this winter and indicated he would retire if the Yankees won the World Series, may not even be part of it. Holt smacked the first offering he saw from Austin Romine for a line drive two-run home run to right field. Or for surrendering three earned runs on five hits and two walks over that stretch.
NY had not put a leadoff runner on until Kimbrel, a seven-time All-Star closer, walked Aaron Judge on four pitches leading off the ninth. Christian Vazquez started at catcher over Sandy Leon.
Judge's DJ gig became a bit of a story, but with the Red Sox winning both games in Yankee Stadium, they got final say on the playlist for this series.
Devers singled twice, stole a base, scored two runs and knocked in another. After the game, Severino pushed back against the comments and denied having warmed up late.
"It just kind of shows you what kind of team we have and that we could explode at any minute", Betts said.
Severino's velocity appeared to be down a tick in the opening innings, and he allowed six runs on seven hits in three-plus innings.
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The clean sheet was Arrizabalaga's fourth of the season and second in two weeks after the goalless draw against West Ham. Definitely I'm very happy with him".
Dent previously threw out the ceremonial first pitch ahead of Game 7 of the AL Championship Series in 2004.
There were four replay challenges in the first four innings - all involving calls by first base umpire Angel Hernandez.
"I told [Holt] it's a tough league", Cora said with a grin before Game 4.
Those hits came a night after Brock Holt and Rafael Devers helped the Red Sox roll to a 16-1 rout in Game 3.
Severino started New York's post-season with four shutout innings in the AL wild-card win over Oakland last Wednesday. Sandy Leon had caught 32 of the righty's 33 regular-season starts, with Blake Swihart taking care of the other.
It wasn't a turn of phrase that irked many viewers Monday so much as an apparent return to an informal code that Major League Baseball itself is eager to move past.