"Literally the last thing that we were talking about on that pitch was if a Yankee hits a homer...we have to throw it back", said Lastrapes, according to Harvey.
The New York Yankees set a new Major League Baseball record for most home runs as a team in a single season Saturday at Fenway Park, as Gleyber Torres and Giancarlo Stanton mashed long balls to power New York to an 8-5 win. They have the ability to lift their team up to new levels, and that becomes all the more true when their beloved Red Sox are playing in October.
Five days before they have a chance to meet in the post-season for the first time since Boston's epic comeback in its 2004 World Series championship run, the teams phoned in a meaningless Game 162.
As the ball landed in the Red Sox bullpen, Torres waved his right fist in the air and smiled at the Yankees dugout, a small commemoration of the occasion.
Betts led the majors in slugging percentage, runs and WAR.
"I'll be watching not only because we're looking for finding out who we're gonna play, but as a baseball fan". His 27 home runs are two shy of tying DiMaggio for second-most all-time among Yankees rookies (Aaron Judge's 52 past year are the record), and if he were to tie DiMaggio on Sunday, he would do so with the Yankees' 25th individual multi-homer game of the season.
Eduardo Rodriguez (12-5) pitched the third and fourth for Boston and took the loss, allowing three runs on four hits.
The New York Yankees have accomplished the feat three times, while the Red Sox and the Cincinnati Reds have done so twice.
Voit fielded it and flipped it to Cessa, who arrived at first at the same time as the runner, tagging him but dropping the ball.
Both pitchers have appeared as relievers and spot starters. Boston added three more in the second inning. "I don't know if I can really describe how they do it", Judge said.
Red Sox: Nunez remained in the game after the brush with Cessa but remained in the game until he was pinch run for after a sixth-inning walk.
"When they hit the ball out of the ballpark on a consistent basis, it's tough to beat them", said Cora, whose team has 107 wins and home-field advantage through the playoffs.
Cora was an assistant coach with the Houston Astros previous year when they opened the ALDS against Boston with back-to-back 8-2 victories on their way to a 3-1 series win and eventual World Series title.
The 1997 Mariners were more top-heavy than these Yankees.
The Boston Red Sox finished the 2018 regular season at 108-54, becoming the winningest team in franchise history.
For The Win does not endorse throwing objects at athletes during games, but that was incredible. But none of the top 10 home run-hitting teams has won the World Series.
The Nashville native is the first Red Sox to win a batting title since 2003 when Bill Mueller hit.326 to edge teammate Manny Ramirez by a point.