Yankees Rally Late For Big Win Over Red Sox

Aug 13, 2017, 00:08
Yankees Rally Late For Big Win Over Red Sox

Everyone always loves surmising if a player will be able to handle the Boston baseball experience, particularly in the heat of a pennant race.

Globe Life Park is one of the most underrated hitters' havens in all of baseball. Yankee Stadium roared to life, and the Red Sox were left with a stunning 5-4 loss to their oldest rivals.

Boston and NY met while 1-2 in the division this late in the season for the first time since 2011.

In his first two starts since the trade, in fact, Gray has received just one run of support with nothing to show for posting a 3.00 ERA in those outings. Other than that he had been aces.

Aaron Hicks woke everyone up with his bat, then made a rocket of a throw, preserving a ninth-inning lead with a double play that electrified fans and bailed out Aroldis Chapman in yet another Yankees-Red Sox thriller. After Brett Gardner was hit on the foot, Aaron Hicks lifted a full count slider into the right-field seats near the foul pole to make it a one-run game.

After Gary Sanchez hit a single and Aaron Judge drew a walk, Reed was replaced by Joe Kelly.

"You never help yourself out when you're all over the place", Reed told reporters. And he wasted little time making an impact. It's one of those nights to forget about. "But I picked a bad time for it to happen. The good thing is we still have a month and a half left in the season".

Severino is 1-3 with a 3.45 ERA against the Red Sox in six career games (five starts). Nunez then found himself at second base after another walk to Mookie Betts, loading the bases with nobody out.

The Red Sox, who have the second-best record in the AL behind the slumping Astros, should give Nunez a chance to return to the playoffs. Andrew Benintendi lifted a fly ball to left field, and although Hicks had no chance to throw out Jackie Bradley Jr. at home plate, he anticipated that an aggressive Nunez would tag up and try to advance to third. But Nunez made a decision to take the chance of trying to get to third on the play, as well. It remains freakish that the Sox stood pat with the underwhelming Mitch Moreland at first base instead of adding Yonder Alonso or Lucas Duda, neither of whom would have cost much in trade. "If he's safe right there, I think the next play is a sac fly and the game is tied, right? That was a great pick from Frazier and an unbelievable tag". "Have to give the credit to them".

Chapman retired Mitch Moreland on a fly ball to center to end the game. That's why we're in first place.

Sometimes the narrative doesn't quite fit.

But Hicks finally returned this week and was in the lineup for Friday night's series opener against the Red Sox. The Red Sox win, he said, due to their aggressive base running.

For any number of reasons, ranging from Hicks' 11 homers in 210 at-bats to his.909 OPS and his strong outfield arm.

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, right, takes relief pitcher Addison Reed (43) out of the game as catcher Christian Vazquez (7) talks to Reed during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in New York. "Given where he was in position of it, he took a calculated risk". "We need to get as many wins as we can against these guys". He's played really well for us all year.

Atlanta Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz did not even make it out of the third against the St Louis Cardinals, giving up seven hits and six earned runs while walking four in 2 2/3 innings.

Adam Warren (3-2) allowed one hit in 2 1/3 scoreless innings, and Chapman walked the bases loaded with no out.