9/30 Pitchers vs Hitters Matchups – End of 2018 Regular Season

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And just like that, Game # 162 is here. As they take their regular season bow, all that matters today is leaving the park as a healthy group. After this, it will be 5 days of getting prepared to face the winner of the A’s/Yankees matchup.

Rick Porcello takes the mound for the Sox, in his final tune up before the ALDS is officially here. After taking a No Decision against Cleveland, Porcello is looking to close off the regular season with his team leading 18th Win. He has had 6 consecutive starts of lasting just 5.2 innings or less. While it would be nice to see him go longer, all that matters is Porcello leaving the game with a healthy body & mindset.

He has faced the Yankees three times this season, going 2-0 with a 2.53 ERA.  In 21.1 innings, he’s given up 6 ER off of just 11 Hits & 3 Walks, while striking out 18 NY batters.

Luis Cessa takes the ball for the Yankees in a Rays style bullpen game, as they get prepared for the Wild Card game on Wednesday. In his 3rd “season” in the majors, quotations being under 20 games each year, he’s yet to cement a fully positive look as a major league pitcher. Cessa’s ERA on the year is 4.67, raising his career MLB ERA to 4.54. However he has had a good run in September of giving up just 5 ER in 14 innings (all relief appearances). The last time he pitched at least 4 innings was back on July 25 vs the Rays.

Cessa has pitched in two relief appearances against the Sox, in disastrous fashion of giving up 5 ER in 4.2 innings for a 9.64 ERA.


Rick Porcello — Career vs New York Yankees in 21 starts, 10-8 with a 3.16 ERA. Career at Fenway Park in 66 starts, 34-24 with a 4.48 ERA.


New York Yankees:

Miguel Andujar – 2 for 6 (.333 avg) HR, RBI, K

Greg Bird – 1 for 12 (.083 avg) RBI, 7 Ks

Brett Gardner – 16 for 55 (.291 avg) 5 Doubles, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs, 3 Walks, 9 Ks

Didi Gregorius – 5 for 31 (.161 avg) 2 HRs, 2 RBIs, 3 Walks, 6 Ks

Adeiny Hechavarria – 4 for 22 (.182 avg) Double, HR, RBI, 2 Ks

Aaron Hicks – 4 for 31 (.129 avg) 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 5 Walks, 8 Ks

Kyle Higashioka —–

Aaron Judge – 4 for 15 (.267 avg) Double, HR, 3 RBIs, 3 Walks, 2 Ks

Andrew McCutchen – 1 for 10 (.100 avg) 2 Walks, 4 Ks

Austin Romine – 1 for 9 (.111 avg) 3 Ks

Gary Sanchez – 2 for 13 (.154 avg) 2 RBIs, Walk, 3 Ks

Giancarlo Stanton – 3 for 8 (.375 avg) 2 Doubles, 5 RBIs, K

Gleyber Torres – 1 for 6 (.167 avg) 2 Ks

Ronald Torreyes – 2 for 12 (.167 avg) RBI, Walk, 2 Ks

Luke Voit – 1 for 1 (1.000 avg)

Tyler Wade – 0 for 2, K

Neil Walker – 1 for 14 (.071 avg) 5 Ks


Luis Cessa — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 5 games (2 starts), 1-1 with a 5.09 ERA. Career at Fenway Park in 4 games (1 start), 1-1 with a 6.17 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 3 for 4 (.750 avg) Double, RBI

Mookie Betts – 3 for 7 (.429 avg) RBI

Xander Bogaerts – 2 for 6 (.333 avg) Double, K

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 0 for 7, Walk, K

Rafael Devers —–

Brock Holt – 1 for 4 (.250 avg)

Ian Kinsler – 1 for 2 (.500 avg) Double, RBI

Sandy Leon – 0 for 5

Tzu-Wei Lin – 0 for 1, K

J.D. Martinez – 1 for 3 (.333 avg) Double

Mitch Moreland – 0 for 1

Eduardo Nunez – 1 for 3 (.333 avg) HR, RBI

Steve Pearce – 1 for 6 (.167 avg) HR, 2 RBIs, Walk, K

Brandon Phillips —–

Blake Swihart – 0 for 1

Sam Travis —–

Christian Vazquez – 0 for 1

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