It came back to bite him as the Red Sox went on to win Game 3 in NY by 15 runs and then squeaked by the Yankees last night by a single run. NY found itself in a 4-0 hole during a win-or-go-home Game 4 in Yankee Stadium, and despite coming close to a dramatic ninth inning comeback, the Red Sox sealed their ALDS tilt with a 4-3 victory.
A New Jersey native who grew up a Mets fan, Porcello held the Yankees to one run over five innings for his first post-season win. But the Red Sox were knocked out in the Division Series in 2016 and '17, had not reached the sport's final four since their last title. Kinsler made it 2-0 with a double over Gardner's head in left, and Nunez made it 3-0 with a single to left.
New York Yankees fans probably aren't too happy with the folks in charge of Major League Baseball's official Twitter account. We just got to continue to improve on the margins in every facet. "He's absolutely bad. He was awful behind the plate today".
After taking the ALDS three games to one, the AL East champion Red Sox will advance to the ALCS against defending World Series champion Houston. Four plays at first base were reviewed in the first four innings, and three were overturned. Sabathia was livid. "I don't think Angel Hernandez should be umping playoff games", he said. "I don't understand why he's doing playoff games".