Oct 08 2018

2018 Junior League Division Championship Game 3: Red Sox @ Yankees

Whatever Lola wants
Lola gets,
Take off your coat
Don’t you know you can’t win?
You’re no exception to the rule,
I’m irresistible, you fool, give in!…Give in!…Give in!

By being the only team to score a road win, the damn Yankees have put themselves in position to thwart the Red Sox once again. If they lose tonight no big deal, they just have to split in order to send it back to Fenway, they could also put it away with 2 wins at home. On the other hand the Red Sox can clinch by winning 2 in a row at the Stadium. I don’t see that happening.

What I do think will happen is we’ll see a Game 5 and if so it’s anybody’s guess who will advance.

The Yankees have Luis Severino (R, 19 – 8, 3.39 ERA) on the mound. He had 4 appearances in 2017 with 1 Win and 1 Loss, pitching 16 Innings allowing 10 Runs on 13 Hits, 5 Home Runs, and 8 Walks. He pitched in the Wild Card this year putting up 4 scoreless Innings with only 2 Hits and 4 Walks. He throws Fastballs and Sliders about equally.

The Red Sox’s Nathan Eovaldi (R, 6 – 7, 3.81 ERA) has never made a post-Season appearance and is a last minute swap with Rick Porcello who was used in Relief on Friday. He throws Fastballs and Cutters about equally but has a Splitter and a Slider too.