The team arrived in New York yesterday, but it didn’t feel that way as the offense, pitching and defense was nowhere to be seen in an 8-1 loss. As good as Eduardo has been this year, his past 2 starts have been disappointing, and Dombrowski has now opined that Eduardo might now be an option as a reliever in the playoffs:

Alex Speier – “Dombrowski said desire to trade for bullpen help is “wait-and-see,” with Thornburg status TBD and possibility of Rodriguez or Pomeranz in playoff bullpen.”

Tonight, Chris Sale takes the mound for the Red Sox, in the midst of pitching his best while the fastball keeps rocking the 100 mark. His last four starts have been nothing but impressive as he has allowed just 4 ER in 28 innings of work. No HRs have been given up in this stretch and 33 batters have made the long walk back to dugout after striking out. While Yankees fans pound their chests that he “sucks” against them, his ERA opposing the pinstripes bares a different story.

Since joining the Sox, he has faced the Yankees six times. Yes the record is 1-3, but with that only 12 runs (11 ER) in 40 innings, 7 walks and 58 Ks. The ERA is 2.48, so I’m hoping he continues to “suck” when facing them.

Sonny Gray takes the ball for the Yankees. This is called a mismatch. Sonny Gray has had a unsettling time facing the Red Sox, and has had overall an unsettling time pitching at Yankee Stadium.

13 starts (69.1 innings) — 73 Hits, 48 Runs, 15 HRs, 36 Walks, 59 Ks


Chris Sale — Career vs New York Yankees in 16 games (13 starts), 5-4 with a 1.73 ERA. Career at Yankee Stadium in 7 games (6 starts), 1-2 with a 2.18 ERA.


New York Yankees:

Miguel Andujar – 0 for 3, K

Greg Bird —–

Brandon Drury —–

Brett Gardner – 4 for 23 (.173 avg) 3 Walks, 9 Ks

Didi Gregorius – 4 for 11 (.364 avg) Double, K

Aaron Hicks – 8 for 23 (.348 avg) 2 Doubles, 8 Ks

Kyle Higashioka —–

Aaron Judge – 3 for 15 (.200 avg) HR, RBI, 2 Walks, 10 Ks

Austin Romine – 2 for 16 (.125 avg) Triple, RBI, 8 Ks

Giancarlo Stanton – 1 for 3 (.333 avg) 2 Ks

Gleyber Torres —–

Neil Walker – 1 for 3 (.333 avg)


Sonny Gray— Career vs Boston Red Sox in 7 starts, 1-5 with a 5.97 ERA. Career at Yankee Stadium in 13 starts, 4-5 with a 6.23 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 5 for 9 (.556 avg) HR, 2 RBIs

Mookie Betts – 2 for 17 (.118 avg) Double, 3 RBIs, 3 Ks

Xander Bogaerts – 2 for 9 (.222 avg) Double, 2 Walks, 4 Ks

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 3 for 10 (.300 avg) Double, Triple, 5 RBIs, 2 Walks

Rafael Devers – 0 for 7, Walk, 2 Ks

Brock Holt – 1 for 11 (.091 avg) 2 Walks, 5 Ks

Sandy Leon – 2 for 8 (.250 avg) RBI, Walk, 3 Ks

J.D. Martinez – 3 for 9 (.333 avg) Double, HR, 4 RBIs, Walk, 3 Ks

Mitch Moreland – 8 for 27 (.296 avg) 4 HRs, 7 RBIs, 2 Walks, 3 Ks

Eduardo Nunez – 4 for 10 (.400 avg) Double, HR, 2 RBIs

Steve Pearce – 1 for 8 (.125 avg) Walk, 5 Ks

Blake Swihart —–

Christian Vazquez – 0 for 3, Walk, K

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