Pete Caldera MLB writer Published 10:49 AM EDT Oct 8, 2018 NEW YORK – Here’s three things to watch for in Game 3 of the best-of-five AL Division Series at Yankee Stadium, with the Red Sox and Yankees tied at a game apiece: Staying with Nathan Pushed up to start Game 3, Boston right-hander (and ex-Yankee) Nathan Eovaldi needs to provide as much distance as possible, preventing manager Alex Cora from going to his questionable setup relievers. This is Eovaldi’s first postseason appearance and he hasn’t pitched since Sept. 29, tossing two innings against the Yankees. Since joining the Red Sox, Eovaldi hasn’t allowed an earned run against the Yanks in 16 innings, and he’s pitched to a 1.35 ERA in his last five outings (four starts) overall. Full house On the Yankees side, they want the same formula as in their Game 2 victory – at least five innings from the starter, then handing off a lead to their dynamic bullpen. They received five innings … [Read more...] about New York Yankees vs. Red Sox ALDS Game 3: What to watch
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Pete Caldera MLB writer Published 5:52 AM EDT Oct 5, 2018 BOSTON – Here are five things to watch as the Yankees-Red Sox best-of-five Division Series begins Friday night at Fenway Park. The long ball In 2018, the Yankees established a new MLB single-season team record with 267 home runs, breaking Seattle’s old mark of 264 set in 1997. Boston socked 208 homers, sixth in the AL. For the Red Sox to win, “we have to keep them in the ballpark, that’s the most important thing,’’ Boston manager Alex Cora said of the Yanks. “From top to bottom, they can hit the ball out of the ballpark.’’ Cora mentioned the “heat maps’’ his pitchers use, red for hot zone, blue for cold, as it relates to the opposing lineup. “We have to pitch to blue,’’ Cora said. “If we do that, we’re going to be in good shape.’’ ON THE FIELD: Projected lineups for ALDS Game 1 at Fenway Park PITCHING: J.A. … [Read more...] about ALDS: 5 things to watch in Yankees vs. Red Sox
The Yankees and Red Sox will meet in the postseason for the first time since 2004 and with that, Connecticut's civil war is back on. As the historically split state is thrown into chaos, it's time to revisit the question: Where do Connecticut's fans lie? We spoke to a sampling of fans to see where they think the fans' loyalties lie. "Waterbury, we're divided..." says Neva Vigezzi. James Turner of East Hartford says the same thing about his town. "I don't care for the Red Sox, so I'm definitely going to be pulling for the Yankees"On the sports bar front, Ailen Gracy, general manager of Tavern in downtown Hartford says they see more Red Sox fans come through the doors, but when she worked at their Farmington location just miles away, they saw more Yankees. Jeff Dooley, the broadcaster for the Hartford Yard Goats (and New Britain Rock Cats) since 1998 has seen the fan base evolve over the years. Minor league teams for both the Red Sox and Yankees come … [Read more...] about Yankees vs. Red Sox: Which Side is Connecticut on?
A look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox: Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Boston, 7:32 p.m. Game 2, Saturday, at Boston, 8:15 p.m. Game 3, Monday, Oct. 8, at New York, TBA x-Game 4, Tuesday, Oct. 9, at New York, TBA x-Game 5, Thursday, Oct. 11, at Boston, TBA. (All games on TBS). x-if necessary. Season Series: Red Sox won 10-9. Projected Lineups Yankees: LF Andrew McCutchen (.255, 20 HRs, 65 RBIs for Pirates and Yankees), RF Aaron Judge (.278, 27, 67, 152 Ks in 112 games), CF Aaron Hicks (.248, 27, 79 in 137 games), DH Giancarlo Stanton (.266, 38, 100, 211 Ks), 1B Luke Voit (.322, 15, 36 in 47 games for Cardinals and Yankees; .333, 14, 33 in 39 games with Yankees), SS Didi Gregorius (.268, 27, 86 in 134 games), 3B Miguel Andujar (.297, 27, 92, 47 2Bs), C Gary Sanchez (.186, 18, 53 in 89 games), 2B Gleyber Torres (.271, 24, 77 in 123 games). Red Sox: RF Mookie Betts (.346, 32, 80, 129 runs, 30 steals), LF … [Read more...] about Yankees vs. Red Sox: What you need to know about series
North Jersey Record Published 10:12 PM EDT Sep 28, 2018 It's been a while, but Aaron Judge has homered again. For his first time since drawing back in the Yankees' lineup in nearly two months, Aaron Judge went yard Friday against the Red Sox. It was his first dinger since July 21: The blast helped the Yankees tie the 1997 Mariners for the most team home runs in a season with 264. Before returning earlier this month, Judge had not played since July 26 after taking a pitch to the wrist. He was first activated off of the disabled list for fielding and running purposes. More NY Yankees news MORE: John Sterling belts out Giancarlo Stanton home run call on Boston radio airwaves MORE: New York Yankees' Aaron Judge has best-selling jersey in Major League Baseball MORE: Big divisional finish fizzles as Yankees and Red Sox take alternate routes to October … [Read more...] about Aaron Judge hits first HR in return to New York Yankees vs. Red Sox