David Price
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It’s only June 2nd, but the pressure is mounting on these 2019 Red Sox. They suddenly find themselves back at the .500 mark, the players and manager at a loss for what’s going wrong. There’s over 100 games to go and players coming back from IL shortly, more than enough time to get a hot run going. “Cooler head prevail” is needed to get the 25 man roster’s head straight.

Last night the bad was that Porcello lasted 4.2 innings as he gave up 5 ER. The big blow was the two strike homerun by Gary Sanchez, that gave the Yankees the 5-3 lead they would never relinquish. The Sox bullpen did their job, throwing 3.1 scoreless innings…. Circle back to the bad, the offense lost this game fair & simple. Yes Porcello gave up the five runs. BUT the offense collected 14 baserunners, and were just 2 for 14 with RISP. Their biggest chance of the night was 2nd & 3rd one out against 10 ERA Chad Green… nothing.

David Price takes the mound for the Sox. Price looks to erase his Yankee Stadium demons at the same as being the stopper for the Sox’s four game slide. Three straight big series against the Astros & Yankees, has resulted in the third game being a Must Win to avoid the sweep. Price has just been stellar this season, holding a 2.83 ERA in nine starts while striking out 53 batters in 47.2 innings.

Price was denied a Win in his last start against the Indians… you know, the rain soaked night where the bullpen gave up 7 Runs in the last two innings. <Deep Breaths>. He faced the Yankees four times last season…. shield you eyes for these stats.

4 starts (0-3, 10.34 ERA)

15.2 innings, 21 Hits, 20 Runs (18 ER), 9 HRs, 11 Ks, 9 Walks

C.C. Sabathia takes the ball for the Yankees. In his last season in the majors, the rotund C.C. is basically pitching on one knee, but has held up to produce a 3-1 record & 3.48 ERA. He will undergo a knee replacement surgery after the season is officially over. He hasn’t reached the 180 inning mark since 2013, and that will continue for this season. He has pitched farther than five innings just twice. And his season high innings stands at six.

C.C. always pitches his best it seems when facing the Red Sox. An extra oomph might occur with the fact that he could get Win #250, while opposing them.

First Pitch – 7:05pm ET !!!


David Price — Career vs New York Yankees in 42 games (41 starts), 15-14 with a 4.90 ERA. Career at Yankee Stadium in 21 starts, 8-8 with a 4.83 ERA.


New York Yankees:

Thairo Estrada —–

Clint Frazier – 1 for 3 (.333 avg) 2 Ks

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

Aaron Hicks – 7 for 33 (.212 avg) 2 Doubles, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, 3 Walks, 7 Ks

D.J. LeMahieu – 1 for 2 (.500 avg)

Cameron Maybin – 0 for 7, 4 Ks

Kendrys Morales – 8 for 35 (.229 avg) Double, HR, 3 RBIs, Walk, 8 Ks

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

Gary Sanchez – 6 for 13 (.462 avg) 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 4 Walks, 2 Ks

Gleyber Torres – 1 for 6 (.167 avg) HR, 3 RBIs, Walk, 3 Ks

Gio Urshela – 3 for 8 (.375 avg) 2 Ks

Luke Voit – 3 for 5 (.600 avg) 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, Walk, K


C.C. Sabathia — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 42 starts, 18-13 with a 4.14 ERA. Career at Yankee Stadium in 140 starts, 64-36 with a 3.64 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

Michael Chavis —–

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

Brock Holt – 0 for 4. 2 Walks, 2 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

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

Sam Travis – 2 for 5 (.400 avg) Double, Walk

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

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