There's plenty of baseball left, and the Red Sox have a potent lineup capable of coming back. In 10 starts, the lefty is 0-9 with a 6.03 ERA.
By the time Andrew McCutchen sent a laser off to left that looked as if it might knock the Green Monster off its moorings, a sharp single that plated a third Yankees run, Price's night was over. Porcello's only a few days removed from working out of Boston's bullpen, having thrown 15 pitches and picked up a pair of outs in the eighth inning of its Game 1 win Friday.
The bombing began nearly from the outset.
Forty years to the day after New York Yankees catching legend Thurman Munson launched a pivotal, go-ahead home run in Game 3 of the 1978 ALCS, the Bronx Bombers' current catcher, Gary Sanchez, had a similarly special postseason day at the plate.
Given that the ALDS is only a best-of-five series, Boston won't need Price to start again versus the Yankees.
Cora and the Red Sox wouldn't sound off about Judge's musical taste - not that they could hear the famous Kander and Ebb song on Fenway's concourse through thick clubhouse walls after the 6-2 win in Game 2. "I think the connection that our fan base and our fans now have with our players is a special one, and now you put it in the postseason, and you bring the Red Sox, who, obviously, that rivalry that's there and as great of a team as they were this season, I think the atmosphere (in Game 3) is going to be special, electric, whatever you want to put on it".
Tanaka allowed just three hits, including Xander Bogaerts' solo homer, before leaving after five innings with a 3-1 lead.
Red Sox reliever Ryan Brasier had words with Sanchez in the fifth inning, when the Yankees catcher stepped out of the box to think about the 1-2 count against him. For one thing, postseason series vary in length by nature, and it could be a series-sweeping team like this year's Brewers just had so much darn momentum over the Rockies that they would've kept on winning ad infinitum.
But none of those struggles have come against the Yankees, and that's why Eovaldi earned the nod in the rotation ahead of left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. Both the Judge and Sanchez homers came on 91-mph fastballs, a couple of ticks below Price's 93-mph average this season. The 29-year-old functioned exclusively as a starter during the regular season, as has been the case throughout his career, and pitched to a 4.28 ERA/4.01 FIP with 8.94 K/9 and 2.26 BB/9 in 191 1/3 innings.
Meanwhile, the vaunted Red Sox offence that carried them to that magical 108-win season went missing before a sellout Fenway crowd of 39,151.
NY is built for Yankee Stadium, where it takes advantage of the short right-field porch and hit 144 of its record 267 home runs. "So I'm definitely looking forward to that and giving us a chance to win".
Yankees players were ready for familiar sounds when the series resume. His 7-0 recorded with a 2.69 ERA since being dealt to NY by the Blue Jays on July 31 was just part of it.
Why he's here: Ortiz was only in his second season with the Red Sox in 2004, but he had already started to establish the foundation of what would be a strong Hall of Fame case. Perhaps revealingly, it was right here at Fenway. So in the instance of a four-game sweep of a seven-game series, the team with momentum went 3-0. Jackie Bradley Jr. ended the contest 1-for-3. "My main goal is to win in the playoffs, to win a World Series".