10/9 Pitchers vs Hitters Matchups – Game 4 of ALDS vs NY

 

Frederick Alfred Porcello III toes the rubber in Game 4 of this ALDS, as the Sox look to secure an ALCS berth. Eovaldi dominated the Yankees once again, this time throwing seven innings of one run ball. This season in 5 starts, Eovaldi registered a 1.79 ERA vs the pinstripes. Might the Sox take early prevalence on locking him up this offseason?

After the constant ramblings from Sox media & Sox fans, Cora adjusted the lineup with Vazquez, Holt and Devers.

8 for 18 (.444 avg) Double, Triple, HR, 7 RBIs, 6 Runs, SB

In the first inning, Yankee Stadium was rocking with NY fans making as much noise as possible. But as the game went on, and the Sox offense kept scoring (to Ron Darling’s dismay), you could hear a pin drop in that almost empty stadium. One example being in the 8th inning, Sox are up 12-1 and threatening to score more. A lone Yankees fan yelled “Get an out already!!”. This was the most runs the Sox have scored in the playoffs, and this was the most lopsided loss for the Yankees in their storied history.

Rick Porcello takes the mound for the Sox, coming off of his clutch 8th inning performance in Game 1. In 2018 Porcello had ups & downs, but still had a 17-7 season with a 4.28 ERA. And something that had gone unnoticed, he set a new high for strikeouts in a season (190 in 191.1 innings). While the Yankees bullpen is reeling from two of their games having to go to the bullpen very very early, the Sox bullpen is rested after Eovaldi had gone seven strong. For Porcello, he hasn’t gone longer than 5.2 innings since August 20 vs the recently bounced Indians.

Like Eovaldi, Porcello has been quite the stud vs the pinstripes this season.

4 starts (2-0, 2.31 ERA)

23.1 innings, 11 Hits, 6 Runs, HR, 4 Walks, 20 Ks

C.C. Sabathia takes the ball for the Yankees, in what could be his last start in a Yankees uniform. The 38 year old lefty still hopes to pitch next season, but not solid chance that the Bronx will continue to be his home. It does feel like an odd Yankees October, considering CC doesn’t start a game until their 5th game into the playoffs. But the past five seasons was an indicator that this was coming. He hasn’t pitched 180 innings or more since 2013. By the way, he hasn’t pitched more 6 innings since June 29 vs these Sox, seven innings of one run ball.

Sabathia routinely has been known to step up when the arch rivals are opposing him. This year’s CC, outside of one brilliant start has been just a normal pitcher facing them.

3 starts (1-0, 4.50 ERA)

14 innings, 18 Hits, 7 Runs, 2 HRs, 5 Walks, 12 Ks

First Pitch: 8:07 pm ET !!!!


Rick Porcello — Career vs New York Yankees in 22 starts, 10-8 with a 3.11 ERA. Career at Yankee Stadium in 7 starts, 1-4 with a 5.56 ERA.


New York Yankees:

Miguel Andujar – 2 for 7 (.286 avg) HR, RBI, K

Brett Gardner – 16 for 56 (.286 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 32 (.125 avg) 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 5 Walks, 8 Ks

Aaron Judge – 4 for 16 (.250 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, 2 Walks, 3 Ks

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

Gleyber Torres – 1 for 7 (.143 avg) 3 Ks

Luke Voit – 1 for 2 (.500 avg) K

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


C.C. Sabathia — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 42 starts, 18-13 with a 4.14 ERA. Career at Yankee Stadium in 136 starts, 62-36 with a 3.69 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 4 for 18 (.222 avg) 2 Doubles, RBI, 2 Walks, 5 Ks

Mookie Betts – 12 for 28 (.429 avg) 3 Doubles, 3 RBIs, 6 Walks, 3 Ks

Xander Bogaerts – 5 for 33 (.152 avg) Double, HR, 3 RBIs, 10 Walks, 9 Ks

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 7 for 31 (.226 avg) 2 RBIs, 4 Walks, 13 Ks

Rafael Devers – 2 for 8 (.250 avg) 2 Walks, 3 Ks

Brock Holt – 0 for 4, 2 Walks, 2 Ks

Ian Kinsler – 11 for 41 (.268 avg) Double, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 3 Walks, 4 Ks

Sandy Leon – 3 for 10 (.300 avg) HR, 5 RBIs, 2 Walks, 2 Ks

J.D. Martinez – 2 for 14 (.143 avg) 2 RBIs, 2 Walks, 3 Ks

Mitch Moreland – 1 for 7 (.143 avg) 4 Ks

Eduardo Nunez – 5 for 16 (.313 avg) RBI, Walk, 2 Ks

Steve Pearce – 12 for 38 (.316 avg) 3 Doubles, 3 HRs, 5 RBIs, 3 Walks, 7 Ks

Blake Swihart – 0 for 2, K

Chrsitian Vazquez – 1 for 7 (.143 avg) K

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