By: Ross Sutton
The Yankees and Red Sox played the second game of their ALDS series last night, and for some reason, Alex Cora thought it was a good idea to start David Price, against the Yankees, in the postseason. As I said in my series preview blog, Price has horrific career numbers in the postseason and against the Yankees, but I guess the Red Sox felt pressured to start him considering they paid him $217M a few offseasons ago.
This game started with a bang, as Aaron Judge took Price deep in the top of the first inning. Then in the second inning, Gary Sanchez launched a homer off of Price as well. Later in the second inning, Andrew McCutchen hit an RBI single off of the green monster and then Cora pulled Price after pitching just one and two thirds of an inning. The Yankees went on to win the game 6-2, evening the ALDS at one game a piece. Now as the series shifts to New York for games three and four, the Yankees have the chance to end the series at home in four games. This might seem like I’m getting too ahead of myself, but the Yankees have looked better than the Sox so far in the first two games of the series, and the Yankees are undefeated at home in the postseason since the start of last year, so I think there is still a good chance this series ends in four games. One thing is for sure though, the Red Sox cannot afford to let Price pitch again in this series as he has proven himself to be a liability (putting it nicely) against the Yankees and in the postseason.
My Recent Blogs:
Yankees v. Red Sox Series Preview
Rockies v. Brewers NLDS Series Preview
Recap of Tiebreaker Games
Follow @Nosebleed_MLB for more!