Taming the powerful NY lineup and enjoying a first taste of postseason success as a starting pitcher remain twin riddles that Price has yet to solve.
"Everything you did before in the season doesn't matter anymore".
In the sixth inning, with the Red Sox bullpen in the game, the Yankees began to rally. Quite a few Yankees have good numbers against Price in their career, but no one has done as much damage as Sanchez.
Kershaw (1-0) led the Dodgers to their second consecutive shutout in the series after earning a 6-0 victory in Game 1 on Thursday. "We've got extended time now to kind of figure out what we need to do and we'll go from there". I mean, we know we have to play our best if we're going to have a chance to beat them.
"We know how good they are".
"So I take the ball (Friday) and I expect to win", Sale concluded.
"I thought I threw it to the glove and he put a good swing on it", the pitcher said. Luis Severino performed so badly in the second half of the season that he almost lost his spot as the wild-card starter, and he only completed four innings before being pulled against Oakland.
"Just a bad outing today", Cora said.
YEP, that just happened. "He didn't make pitches".
That sparked the Sox, who jumped out to a 5-0 lead and chased Yankees starter J.A. Happ after and gave Sale a comfortable cushion. Sanchez was next to visit the seats above the wall in left, hooking another cut-fastball down and away into the second row to double the NY lead. The sinkerballer retired the first two men he faced before giving up an infield single to Gleyber Torres. Andrew McCutchen followed by lashing an RBI single off the Monster, making it 3-0 and prompting Cora to take early action. Chris Sale has the second-best odds to win the AL Cy Young award, and he'd likely be first if he didn't miss significant time due to injury.
The Yankees will counter with Masahiro Tanaka, who has excelled in the postseason. Price had some ups and downs during the first half of the season, but he was locked in after the all-star break. Nolan Arenado and Gerardo Parra had two hits each for the Rockies, who have totaled just six runs in their last four games.
"He stays away from the baseball side of it with me", Alex said. You can Google it now, tomorrow and 100 years from now and it's going to be there. "And that's something I wasn't able to do tonight".
Sanchez made it 2-0 by homering into the same seats as Judge with a 399-foot drive that landed closer to the left field foul pole.
"We tried to come in and he missed right down the middle", Cora said. "He didn't miss that one". Workman got a big out but also allowed two hits and a walk. Judge had three hits, including the only extra-base hit, and Luke Voit had two singles for NY, which went 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position. "It's something we're looking forward to - turning the page on this one, traveling and getting ready for the next one".