As Sox dominate Game 3, a separator emerges: contact

Ross Houston
October 9, 2018

Boston went on to win, 16-1, to take a 2-1 lead in their ALDS. Brock Holt bettered the grand slam cracked by Johnny Damon with the first postseason cycle in major-league history. I told a couple of teammates that he has no idea that in 2016 and '18, Betts and Mike Trout will have finished 2-1 and 1-2 in the MVP voting and Wins Above Replacement science. "I was going to try to hit a home run, but I figured I'd ground out to first".

By the ninth, backup catcher Austin Romine was on the mound for NY and he gave up a two-run homer to Holt that completed his cycle.

With Rick Porcello scheduled to start Game 4 on Tuesday and Chris Sale likely to pitch Game 5 back in Boston if it's necessary, Price's best shot at redeeming himself in this series will be coming out of the bullpen.

"This one I'll remember for a long time", Holt said. That's probably the first time I've ever tried to do that.

Should the Red Sox win Game 3, they have a former Cy Young Award victor pitching basically in his hometown (Porcello went to Seton Hall Prep) to try to advance Boston to the ALCS; if they lose, though, then they have the same former Cy Young Award victor pitching to keep them alive instead of a wild card in Eovaldi.


"I go 20 minutes before the game". "It happens, man. I mean, so many bang-bang plays consistently. So the fans are going to be excited", Betances said.

The Red Sox scored seven times in one frame twice in the ALDS against the Angels - Game 1 in 2004, Game 3 in 2007 - and in Game 1 of the 2007 World Series against the Rockies.

"It's part of my story now", Holt said of his health history. It was definitely the biggest game of Luis Severino's career.

But Cora was sure, and Holt was ready for his chance.

It was just the fourth time in a playoff inning that the Red Sox had plated at least seven runs and the second-most runs overall Boston has scored in any playoff contest. "I was just trying to use their aggressiveness against them and just get some quick outs". Even myself, I think I was a little bit overaggressive.


Game 3 will feature a pitching matchup between two very live arms.

The Yankees will have to quickly turn the page and truthfully have to hope they are on the other side of a laugher in Game 4, because Boone's ability to spin a game out of control is enough to make fans cry.

They didn't do it with the long ball, but with a steady stream of contact against a pitcher who tore up the A's in the Wild Card game her last week.

Wake up the Bambino and ask him to sign the deed transfer, because Yankee Stadium has been annexed by Boston.


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