At this point, a reunion with the Yankees seems the most likely outcome. Boston did so with class, pure joy and a hint of pettiness.
Andrew Benintendi highlighted a seven-run fourth inning with a bases-clearing double, Brock Holt hit for the first cycle in postseason history, and the visiting Boston Red Sox rolled to a 16-1 victory over the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Monday night.
Confident players were excited about returning to the Big Apple, and Judge even walked past Boston's clubhouse inside Fenway Park early Sunday morning with Frank Sinatra's rendition of "New York, New York" blaring from a boom box.
TBS reported Severino began warming up only 10 minutes before the game, and he certainly looked out of sorts from the start in misty weather.
As any New York Mets fan (including this author) can attest, Angel Hernandez has been the worst umpire in baseball since just about forever. There were 11 hits given up, two of them home runs, and opponents hit.183 against them.
"This is definitely a different crowd (than 2009-12's postseason runs)", said CC Sabathia.
Cora also said he thinks he and the Red Sox have identified an issue with Price in the last couple outings, dating back to his final regular-season start against the Orioles on September 30.
"The way he pitched against them this year, he matches up real well against them", said Cora of Price against the Astros. It's also, of course, played at Yankee Stadium after every game. "And Aaron, he's one of our resident deejays, so he's got a pretty extensive playlist", Boone said later that day at Yankee Stadium, a smirk filling his face.
That was the last time they did. "It's wonderful how he's getting jobs umpiring in these playoff games".
"The first game didn't go our way, but we kept battling, and (Saturday), we started good and then we played good the whole game", Didi Gregorius said. "So I'm not going to go out there and compete if I'm not healthy". "I don't think it's really quite settled in yet".
Betts ran over to the right field line on a fly ball by Giancarlo Stanton in the bottom of the fourth inning of Game 3 of the ALDS on Monday night. He used Christian Vazquez at catcher, despite the fact he hadn't caught Porcello all year, and Vazquez snuck a flyball over the wall in left against Zach Britton - his first homer since June 26 - to extend the Boston lead to 4-0. They won, somehow, and now and again it's left to the Yankees to deal with a winter of what-ifs. "So that ended up affecting the Cy Young-type of season that he was having and affecting his performance when they needed him the most".