Red Sox Recap Last Night: As the ball soared over the centre field fence and landed 427 feet from home plate in the midst of a throng of ecstatic Red Sox fans, Xander Bogaerts walked to the Boston dugout and flexed his muscles before continuing his home run celebration.
This is exactly the matchup that the Yankees desired. And the Red Sox were prepared to take advantage of the opportunity. Bogaerts and Kyle Schwarber hit solo home runs off Yankees star Gerrit Cole, and Nathan Eovaldi pitched a complete game shutout into the sixth inning to help the Red Sox beat the Yankees 6-2 in the American League wild-card game on Tuesday night.
Bogaerts also struck out Aaron Judge at the plate in the sixth inning, advancing Boston to the AL Division Series against the Rays, which will be a best-of-five series.
In the meanwhile, “we’ll go on to the next one, and we’ll just have to prepare to face a great baseball team,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. “At the beginning of the season, everyone predicted that they would be the best club in the major leagues, and we are in for a huge challenge.” “However, we’re prepared for it.”
The Yankees, who have won 27 World Series victories, are the most successful team in the majors. However, they have not done so since 2009. After attempting to secure a meeting with the Red Sox in a potential tiebreaker, the Yankees were forced to settle for a trip to Boston for the wild card game.
We began by discussing the general atmosphere on Tuesday and the electricity that could be felt emanating from Fenway Park, which we found to be quite compelling. From then, the talk turned to the impact of the first inning on the audience, and how that seemed to fuel Nathan Eovaldi just that much further in his quest for another strong outing against the Astros.
We also discuss some of Alex Cora’s pitching decisions, including pulling Nathan Eovaldi from that game, and how we felt about some of them at the time of the discussion.
In addition, there is a lot of discussion about the position players, including their perfect relay to take out Aaron Judge at the plate, and how significant that moment was in this game.
The offence also supplied plenty of assistance, with Xander Bogaerts and Alex Verdugo in particular standing out as standout performers. Final thoughts include a brief preview of the American League Division Series against the Rays.
The Boston Red Sox advanced to the American League Division Series with a straightforward victory over a lethargic New York Yankees club. As the Red Sox triumphed 6-2, Xander Bogaerts and Kyle Schwarber each hit two-run home runs to give Nathan Eovaldi and the Red Sox bullpen more than they could handle.
What was originally intended to be a pitcher’s duel quickly turned into a one-sided contest? Gerrit Cole made light work of the first two hitters he faced, but he got himself into trouble when he walked Rafael Devers to start the game. A two-run home drive to straightaway center field by the Red Sox’s second batter, Xander Bogaerts, got the game underway for the visitors. Cole threw a 2-1 changeup over the middle of the plate, and Bogaerts blasted it out of the park at 108 mph.