Umpire Angel Hernandez goes 1-for-4 on replay reviews

Umpire Angel Hernandez goes 1-for-4 on replay reviews

Umpire Angel Hernandez goes 1-for-4 on replay reviews

"Alex had already told me ahead of time to prepare as if I'm going to start Game 3 but expect Game 4 - but given the fact that we faced the Yankees so many times, if you're not prepared for them now, you're in trouble, so I feel like I'm prepared for them". Eovaldi may have been given the toughest test of any player on this Red Sox team: going into Yankee Stadium in front of a raucous crowd and stopping a high-powered NY team that was still riding high from its big win in Game 2, a game in which the Yankees took out starter David Price in just the second inning.

By then, Lynn wasn't the right guy for the situation, a starter who has rarely come into a game as a reliever with runners on base. Rick Porcello starts for Boston.

"I think from pitch 1, we let them know that we were here", Cora said. And it turns out he knew exactly what he was doing, as Holt finished 4-for-6 with five RBIs the first postseason cycleand three runs scored while recording in Major League Baseball history to help Boston rout NY 16-1 at Yankee Stadium. But tonight, I think we settled down pretty nice.

The Red Sox can clinch a berth in the AL Championship Series with another win Tuesday night in Game 4.

In the postseason, Porcello's record is decidedly more mixed.

Looking to play left-handed hitters against Severino, the first-year skipper inserted Holt at second base and Rafael Devers at third. Chad Green allowed one run in 1 2/3 innings. Betts also scored two runs and drove in two. Having Severino start the fourth inning is no problem, but at least have some arms getting loose in the bullpen just in case.

The Sox solved Yankees ace Luis Severino and knocked him out of the game in the fourth inning.

- Bottom of 3, Hernandez called Gleyber Torres out on an infield grounder, but replay showed he was safe.

Benintendi would come around to score on a Steve Pearce RBI single.

This was a moment when analytics couldn't really help Aaron Boone. Brett Gardner was back in center, but Boone said he wouldn't hesitate to use Hicks in any role off the bench.

The Red Sox decided with the former in favor of moving up Nathan Eovaldi to start in Game 3 instead of his originally scheduled Game 4 start. He is 0-3 with a 5.33 ERA in 12 career postseason outings, including four starts.

They didn't do it with the long ball, but with a steady stream of contact against a pitcher who tore up the A's in the Wild Card game her last week.

As any New York Mets fan (including this author) can attest, Angel Hernandez has been the worst umpire in baseball since just about forever. "And Aaron, he's one of our resident deejays, so he's got a pretty extensive playlist", NY manager Aaron Boone said later in the day at Yankee Stadium, a smirk filling his face.

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