ALDS: Brock Holt, Red Sox take series lead vs. Yankees

Ruben Hill
October 10, 2018

Boston didn't win 108 games to lose in the Division Series, and it definitely didn't win 108 and the American League East to lose to the Yankees.

The Boston Red Sox just handed the New York Yankees one of their most embarrassing postseason losses in franchise history. Of course, they're not going to say that. So should the Sox expect retaliation from the Yankees in Game 4 on Tuesday? On a fourth replay challenge, Hernandez's call was upheld. It had occurred five times previously in the regular season.

Hernandez was working first base on Monday night. "I try to turn it around and try to keep them out of it as much as possible".

Yankees manager Aaron Boone only has two games of Stadium postseason experience to draw on himself - this year's Wild Card Game as the manager, and last year's as a broadcaster - but he knows those two games against the Twins and Athletics will be nothing compared to the next two nights. In three starts against the Red Sox this season, Sabathia had a 4.50 ERA. He waited for his chance as the fourth batter of the final inning.

Broadcaster and former player Ron Darling has had an interesting few days calling the ALDS for TBS.

On Tuesday night, the Red Sox took care of business with their second straight win in NY, claiming the series in four games and setting up a meeting in the American League Championship Series with the Astros, who are flying high and ready to defend their World Series title after sweeping the Indians.

Historically, the Red Sox have a 31-23 record against the Astros, including a 17-10 record at Fenway Park. "But boy, swinging 3-0 in the seventh with a 10-1 lead".

There was also the question of what exactly he was doing. Or you can just look at it this way: In the autumn of 2018 two of the best three teams in baseball (the other one is already bound for the ALCS) still have nine innings, or 18 perhaps, in which to decide their seasons. The homer made the game 16-1, and Holt made history.

"Earlier tonight I used an expression while referencing Masahiro Tanaka's recent pitching performance", Darling, who is of Hawaiian-Chinese descent on his mother's side, said in a statement. "So I'm not going to go out there and compete if I'm not healthy".

"Lance had a little bit of trouble, obviously, coming in there".

Porcello put them in the position to win with five innings of one-run ball.

Not sure what Darling or any of baseball's other gatekeepers wanted the Red Sox to do. Stop trying to score runs?

Devers singled twice, stole a base, scored two runs and knocked in another. A 10-1 lead is comfortable, sure, but against the Red Sox' shaky bullpen in that ballpark?

This isn't a random game in the middle of May. Even if he throws one up and in just to knock them off the plate.

CC Sabathia will start for the Yankees in Game 4.

Hernandez's missed, then overturned calls ultimately did not matter in a 16-1 Red Sox route.

With their backs against the proverbial wall, it may be wise for the Yankees to just focus on winning the game and not some silly revenge fantasy.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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