10/8 Pitchers vs Hitters Matchups – Game 3 of ALDS vs NY

 

While it’s not full on “Do or Die”, Game 3 is still an important game for the Sox to show up in. As the intensity of Game 1 faded away, it was replaced by Price having another shortened postseason start and the Sox offense not even showing up whatsoever. With Eovaldi pitching to contact, as long as it’s right at Sox fielders, has the potential to have short pitch count innings to go 6 and maybe even 7 innings. Eovaldi has allowed just 1 HR in 23.1 innings against NY. Might be part of reason why he got Game 3 tabs, with Porcello being HR prone.

At the end of the day, all that matter is the Sox win just 1 game these next two nights. You force a Game 5 that takes place in Fenway Park.

Nathan Eovaldi takes the mound for the Sox in Game 3, instead of Rick Porcello after he pitched in relief in Game 1 (albeit just getting 2 outs). The former Yankee in 2018 has pitched great against them this season, his first time ever having to face their lineup.

4 starts (1-1, 1.93 ERA)

23.1 innings, 14 Hits, 6 Runs (5 ER), 1 HR, 4 Walks, 18 Ks

The Yankees are the only team that he has faced more than two times this season. While Eovaldi took a stumble in August to a 5.67 ERA, he finished the season in a strong fashion going 1-0 in 5 games (4 starts) with a 1.35 ERA. That is 4 Run (3 ER) in 20 innings, with 8 Walks and 27 Ks in that span.

Luis Severino takes the ball for the Yankees. While his 5.57 ERA in the 2nd half sticks out look a big sore thumb, he has rebounded big time in his last four starts.

4 starts (2-1, 1.70 ERA)

21.2 innings, 16 Hits, 4 Runs, 8 Walks, 25 Ks

Severino has posted a 3.56 ERA vs the Sox this season. But he’s probably very thankful this start isn’t taking place at Fenway Park. NINE of the twelve runs he has given up against them has taken place there. Pitching in the Bronx against the Sox this year, he has allowed just 3 ER in 19.2 innings (1.41 ERA).


Nathan Eovaldi — Career vs New York Yankees in 4 starts, 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA. Career at Yankee Stadium in 26 games (25 starts), 10-5 with a 3.70 ERA.


New York Yankees:

Miguel Andujar – 2 for 9 (.222 avg) K

Brett Gardner – 2 for 8 (.250 avg) K

Didi Gregorius – 5 for 15 (.333 avg) Triple, HR, RBI, 2 Ks

Adeiny Hechavarria – 1 for 1 (1.000 avg) Triple, 2 RBIs

Aaron Hicks – 3 for 14 (.214 avg) Walk, K

Aaron Judge – 2 for 7 (.286 avg) Double, K

Andrew McCutchen – 3 for 7 (.429 avg) RBI, Walk, 2 Ks

Austin Romine – 0 for 4, 2 Ks

Gary Sanchez – 0 for 5, K

Giancarlo Stanton – 3 for 10 (.300 avg) 2 Doubles, 2 RBIs, Walk, 3 Ks

Gleyber Torres – 1 for 8 (.125 avg) Double, 3 Ks

Luke Voit —–

Neil Walker – 0 for 4, Walk, 2 Ks


Luis Severino — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 13 games (12 starts), 4-6 with a 4.00 ERA. Career at Yankee Stadium in 46 games (42 starts), 22-13 with a 4.68 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 11 for 27 (.407 avg) 3 Doubles, Triple, 2 HRs, 10 RBIs, 3 Walks, 4 Ks

Mookie Betts – 8 for 30 (.267 avg) 4 Doubles, 2 RBIs, 5 Walks, 7 Ks

Xander Bogaerts – 2 for 24 (.083 avg) Double, 6 Ks

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 5 for 25 (.200 avg) 5 Walks, 12 Ks

Rafael Devers – 0 for 12, Walk, 5 Ks

Brock Holt – 1 for 15 (.067 avg) 6 Ks

Ian Kinsler – 3 for 18 (.167 avg) Double, HR, RBI, 2 Walks, 2 Ks

Sandy Leon – 2 for 16 (.125 avg) Triple, RBI, 4 Ks

J.D. Martinez – 7 for 17 (.412 avg) 2 Doubles, Walk, 5 Ks

Mitch Moreland – 7 for 20 (.350 avg) 2 Doubles, 4 RBIs, Walk, 6 Ks

Eduardo Nunez – 5 for 18 (.278 avg) 2 Doubles, RBI, 2 Ks

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

Blake Swihart – 0 for 2, K

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

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