The 2019 Red Sox have their longest losing streak since 2015, when they repeated as the last place team in the AL East. That losing streak was eight games. The division was lost long ago, and it’s starting to be apparent that the Wild Card game is slipping out of their reach. The next two months is about building positive momentum for next yr and playing with passion, grind out ABs and rekindle solid pitching moments.

David Price takes the mound for the Red Sox. The proud Papa looks to have the first good start by a Sox pitcher, since (well) their last Win!! Eight days ago, Rodriguez gave up 3 ER in 5.2 innings against these same Yankees. The rotation’s ERA in the past week is right under 10, the worst stretch by the rotation in some time. On July 14th, Price’s ERA was standing at 3.16. Then the Eck fiasco happened, and that ERA has ballooned up to 3.86 in his last three starts (13 ER in 14.1 innings).

A troubling trend this year for Price has been the inning workload. He made twenty starts, and yet his inning total is 102.2 innings. Averaging just over five innings a start is not what we should expect from a pitcher of his caliber. He would have to average around seven innings a start the rest of the way, to match last year’s total of 176 innings.

J.A. Happ takes the ball for the Yankees. The 36 yr old lefty is currently having his worst season since 2011 with the Astros (5.35 ERA). Happ is 5-6 with a 5.19 ERA and has already given up 24 HRs in 109.1 innings. For context, he gave up 27 HRs last season across a span of 177.2 innings. After a Double-Header that featured a bullpen game at nightcap, Boone is gonna be asking innings out of him. Interesting to note that in his last eight starts, Happ has pitched more than 5.1 innings just ONCE.

This homerun by JD Martinez off of Happ, I’ll never forget. This was my 2nd playoff game attending, and the first time seeing a Win. The other game was a loss in 2009 ALDS against the Angels.

First Pitch – 7:05pm ET !!!


David Price — Career vs New York Yankees in 43 games (42 starts), 16-14 with a 4.85 ERA. Career at Yankee Stadium in 22 starts, 9-8 with a 4.74 ERA.


New York Yankees:

Mike Ford —–

Brett Gardner – 14 for 54 (.259 avg) Triple, 5 RBIs, 7 Walks, 10 Ks

Didi Gregorius – 13 for 35 (.371 avg) 3 Doubles, HR, 5 RBIs, Walk, 3 Ks

Aaron Hicks – 8 for 36 (.222 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 11 (.182 avg) HR, RBI, 2 Walks, 3 Ks

D.J. LeMahieu – 1 for 5 (.200 avg) K

Cameron Maybin – 0 for 7, 4 Ks

Austin Romine – 7 for 18 (.389 avg) 2 Doubles, 5 RBIs, 2 Walks, 4 Ks

Mike Tauchman —–

Gleyber Torres – 3 for 9 (.333 avg) HR, 3 RBIs, Walk, 4 Ks

Gio Urshela – 3 for 10 (.300 avg) RBI, 2 Ks

Breyvic Valera —–


J.A. Happ — Career vs Boston Red Sox in 23 games (22 starts), 9-4 with a 3.00 ERA. Career at Yankee Stadium in 27 starts, 13-7 with a 4.31 ERA.


Boston Red Sox:

Andrew Benintendi – 2 for 19 (.105 avg) Double, 3 Walks, 7 Ks

Mookie Betts – 7 for 39 (.179 avg) Double, Triple, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 3 Walks, 4 Ks

Xander Bogaerts – 6 for 36 (.167 avg) Double, Triple, RBI, 4 Walks, 7 Ks

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 4 for 24 (.167 avg) Double, RBI, 2 Walks, 7 Ks

Michael Chavis – 0 for 1

Rafael Devers – 5 for 17 (.294 avg) HR, RBI, 3 Ks

Marco Hernandez —–

Brock Holt – 4 for 16 (.250 avg) 2 Doubles, Walk, 5 Ks

Sandy Leon – 1 for 12 (.083 avg) RBI, 7 Ks

J.D. Martinez – 5 for 24 (.208 avg) HR, 2 RBIs, 3 Walks, 6 Ks

Mitch Moreland – 1 for 8 (.125 avg) 2 Ks

Sam Travis – 2 for 6 (.333 avg) Double, 2 Ks

Christian Vazquez – 5 for 17 (.294 avg) Double, HR, 3 RBIs, 2 Walks, 4 Ks

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