9/19 Pitchers vs Hitters Matchups – Game 2 in the Bronx

Price Vs Severino

 

Tonight is Round 2 in the Bronx as the Sox again try to nail down the division title. In Eovaldi’s first good start since he faced these same Yankees, he fired off six shutout innings. Time and time again, the bullpen let the team down as Workman & Brasier teamed up to give up three runs. This is the Sox’s 12th blown save since the All-Star Break. That leads the majors.

Another growing concern, what happened to the offense? Where has it gone? Per ESPN stats for month of September, the Red Sox are 11th in the AL in Runs scored (19 in MLB). For homeruns, it’s a repeat of last season. This month they rank dead last in homeruns (27th in MLB). Something the Sox desperately need to get going in the next couple weeks is for Mookie & JD to return to form, their stats for September have been all in all pedestrian.

25 for 97 (.258 avg) 4 Doubles, Triple, 2 HRs, 11 RBIs, 15 Runs, 16 Walks, 20 Ks, 2 SBs

David Price takes the mound for the Sox, hoping to continue his incredible run since the break. As a Game 2 start in the ALDS looms, Price starts against the Yankees in New York. Before he was a member of the Red Sox, Price routinely pitched effectively against them. But now, his career ERA against them is not far off from eclipsing the 5.00 mark. He is coming off of an electric start vs the Blue Jays, firing off seven shutout innings as the Sox won a tight 1-0 contest.

Price since the All Star Break — 9 starts (5-0, 1.56 ERA)

57.2 innings, 39 Hits, 10 Runs, 2 HRs, 9 Walks, 60 Ks

Price has faced the Yankees three times this season, in disastrous fashion. Losing two of them, he has posted a 12.19 ERA. That is 14 ER in 10.1 innings off of 16 Hits (6 HRs), while walking five and striking out 9 Yankees batters.

Luis Severino takes the ball for the Yankees, looking for his 18th Win of the season. In the first half for Severino there was Cy Young talk, and Yankees fans & media upset that Sale got the All Star starting nod over him. While Severino has pitched somewhat better recently, his 2nd half number still look dreadful.

First Half — 20 starts (14-2, 2.31 ERA)

128.1 innings, 97 Hits, 34 Runs (33 ER), 10 HRs, 32 Walks, 144 Ks

Second Half — 10 starts (3-6, 6.35 ERA)

51 innings, 66 Hits, 39 Runs (36 ER), 9 HRs, 10 Walks, 63 Ks

Severino has faced the Red Sox four times this season, going 1-2 with a 4.24 ERA. In 23.1 innings he has given up 11 ER off of 23 Hits and 9 Walks, while striking out 25 Sox batters. He has allowed just one homerun to a Sox batter this season.


David Price — Career vs New York Yankees in 41 games (40 starts), 15-13 with a 4.86 ERA. Career at Yankee Stadium in 20 starts, 8-7 with a 4.75 ERA.


New York Yankees:

Miguel Andujar – 2 for 5 (.400 avg) K

Greg Bird – 0 for 7, 4 Ks

Brett Gardner – 14 for 52 (.269 avg) Triple, 5 RBIs, 7 Walks, 10 Ks

Didi Gregorius – 13 for 32 (.406 avg) 3 Doubles, HR, 5 RBIs, Walk, 3 Ks

Adeiny Hechavarria – 3 for 14 (.214 avg) Walk, 3 Ks

Aaron Hicks – 7 for 30 (.233 avg) 2 Doubles, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, 3 Walks, 7 Ks

Kyle Higashioka – 1 for 2 (.500 avg) HR, RBI, K

Aaron Judge – 2 for 8 (.250 avg) HR, RBI, 2 Walks, 3 Ks

Andrew McCutchen – 1 for 4 (.250 avg) HR, RBI, K

Austin Romine – 7 for 16 (.438 avg) 2 Doubles, 5 RBIs, 2 Walks, 3 Ks

Gary Sanchez – 6 for 12 (.500 avg) 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 2 Walks, 2 Ks

Giancarlo Stanton – 6 for 16 (.375 avg) Double, Triple, 3 RBIs, 4 Ks

Gleyber Torres – 1 for 4 (.250 avg) HR, 3 RBIs, Walk, 2 Ks

Ronald Torreyes – 2 for 6 (.333 avg) K

Luke Voit – 0 for 2, Walk, K

Tyler Wade – 0 for 1, K

Neil Walker – 1 for 4 (.250 avg) K


Luis Severino — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 12 games (11 starts), 3-6 with a 4.29 ERA. Career at Yankee Stadium in 45 games (41 starts), 21-13 with a 3.74 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 11 for 24 (.458 avg) 3 Doubles, Triple, 2 HRs, 10 RBIs, 3 Walks, 4 Ks

Mookie Betts – 8 for 27 (.296 avg) 4 Doubles, 2 RBIs, 4 Walks, 5 Ks

Xander Bogaerts – 2 for 21 (.095 avg) Double, 6 Ks

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 4 for 22 (.182 avg) 5 Walks, 11 Ks

Rafael Devers – 0 for 12, Walk, 5 Ks

Brock Holt – 1 for 15 (.067 avg) 6 Ks

Ian Kinsler – 3 for 15 (.200 avg) Double, HR, RBI, 2 Walks, 2 Ks

Sandy Leon – 1 for 13 (.077 avg) Triple, 3 Ks

Tzu-Wei Lin – 0 for 2

J.D. Martinez – 4 for 14 (.286 avg) 2 Doubles, Walk, 5 Ks

Mitch Moreland – 7 for 17 (.412 avg) 2 Doubles, 4 RBIs, Walk, 4 Ks

Eduardo Nunez – 4 for 15 (.267 avg) Double, RBI, 2 Ks

Steve Pearce – 2 for 7 (.286 avg) Double, HR, 3 RBIs, K

Brandon Phillips —–

Blake Swihart – 0 for 2, K

Sam Travis —–

Christian Vazquez – 2 for 8 (.250 avg) Walk, 3 Ks

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