And, for the second straight night, Boone perhaps waited until it was too late to make a move to his much-heralded bullpen.
Didi Gregorius singled and Giancarlo Stanton struck out, Luke Voit walked on four pitches, and Kimbrel hit Neil Walker on a leg with a next pitch, forcing in a run that made it 4-2. Dominant closer, three-run lead, what could go wrong? "He's always bad. He's a bad umpire". "Obviously, they have to take the starts, but this is going to be an interesting series".
"Throw the ball over the plate, CC", Porcello said when asked about Sabathia's comments. "I talked to him this morning, and he knew". Mercifully, Kimbrel ended the game by getting Torres to ground out to third base, which became a bang-bang play at first base. And I have a ton of respect for Aaron Judge, I think he will have rings.
New York's starting pitchers allowed 15 runs in 13 innings, and Masahiro Tanaka was the only one to get an out in the fourth - a sign the Yankees may pursue top free-agent pitchers such as Dallas Keuchel and Patrick Corbin.
The Red Sox eliminated the Yankees in thrilling fashion Tuesday night in the Bronx and then had some fun in the locker room - with a familiar song blaring over the speakers. "I thought Angel Hernandez called a good game", he told reporters, per James Wagner of the New York Times. You can imagine Kimbrel and Major League Baseball might not be so friendly if they find the original owner of that beer. Chris Sale is slated for Game 1 of the series. "We want to play until the very end, we want to hold that trophy and get a really cool ring sometime next year". Price was shelled by the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS on Saturday, lasting just 1 2/3 innings and giving up two home runs in an eventual 6-2 loss.