Pedro Martinez poured it on Angel Hernandez after Game 3 of the ALDS between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. After all, NY hit by far the most home runs of any team in the regular season, and it scored five or more runs in an inning 16 times (per Baseball Reference).
"It just seemed unusual for a pitcher getting ready for a game like that, and when I find an oddity, it's my job to tell people about it".
"I do need to say this though", the veteran lefty said before letting it fly.
Sale then entered when the Red Sox took the field.
What's more evident is which side will account for more money. The Red Sox scored first both nights in Yankee Stadium and will now play in the ALCS for the 11th time in franchise history.
Making his first playoff start this year, Holt opened the fourth with a single off Severino and capped the 26-minute outburst with a triple to right field. But I scooted up in the box a little bit, and I was going to be swinging at anything and try to hook anything. David Price suffered the loss as he surrendered three earned runs on three hits with two strikeouts over 1 2/3 innings.
The Red Sox can advance with a win Tuesday night in NY or a win in Game 5 on Thursday in Boston.
Hernandez was working first base on Monday night.
Of course, Sabathia might not be long for Game Four even if he pitches well. There was occasional barking about his decisions, and Benintendi argued after he was called out on a breaking ball with the bases loaded for the final out of the eighth, a pitch that may have been outside. The over is 6-1-1 in the last eight Boston games overall. "We start at home, so our confidence is pretty high". Jeered as he walked to the dugout during a seven-run burst in the fourth, it soon was 10-0.
The only other position player to pitch in a postseason game was Toronto infielder Cliff Pennington against Kansas City in the 2015 AL Championship Series. By the time the fourth inning was over, three of his calls were overturned and a fourth call was upheld on review.
Mitch Moreland was again on the bench with hamstring soreness, though Cora said he was available to pinch hit (he didn't). "So that ended up affecting the Cy Young-type of season that he was having and affecting his performance when they needed him the most".
'I was fine with the way CC was throwing the ball, ' Boone said. Brett Gardner walked twice in four plate appearances. And their backup catcher wound up pitching.
Red Sox: Porcello (17-7, 4.28 ERA) got two late outs in relief during the series opener last Friday, so his start was pushed back a day to Game 4.
It wasn't a turn of phrase that irked many viewers Monday so much as an apparent return to an informal code that Major League Baseball itself is eager to move past. "I'll play anywhere. I still want to play".