Tuesday, October 9th the Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees for Game 4 of the ALDS Series.
Game 3 of the series took place at Yankee Stadium as the Red Sox hold a 16-1 victory on the road.
The Red Sox took Game 1 of the series by a score of 5-4 before the Yankees evened the series during Game 2 by a score of 6-2.
The rivalry between the two teams has made the series a must watch this postseason. During the final series of the regular season and the postseason, the Yankees are 3-2 against the Red Sox.
First pitch is scheduled for 8:07 PM EST at Yankee Stadium. The game will be televised on TBS.
Boston Red Sox:
The Boston Red Sox have right-handed pitcher Rick Porcello on the mound.
Porcello pitched briefly this postseason after facing just two batters in Game 2. During that appearance, Porcello allowed just one hit.
However, during the regular season, Porcello held a 17-7 record with a 4.28 ERA. Porcello’s total wins this season placed him within the Top 10 in the league and first throughout the Red Sox organization. This season, Porcello also successfully recorded 190 strikeouts against opposing teams.
Craig Kimbrel has been a force within the Red Sox bullpen this season. Kimbrel recorded 42 saves this season along with a 2.74 ERA and 96 strikeouts.
Outfielder Andrew Benintendi has been impressive to watch alongside JD Martinez and Mookie Betts this season. Benintendi has proven his worth within the outfield and batting lineup posting a .290 batting average alongside 16 HRs and 87 RBIs.
Brock Holt has been another impressive player this postseason. However, during the regular season, Holt has posted a .277 batting average alongside seven home runs and 46 RBIs. During Game 3, Holt finished 4-for-6 with three runs scored, five RBIs and a walk.
Due to his impressive performance at the plate, Holt recorded the first-ever cycle in the postseason. This means that Holt finished the game with a single, double, triple and a home run.
New York Yankees:
On the mound for the Yankees is left-handed pitcher CC Sabathia.
Sabathia has yet to see the postseason during this series. However, during the regular season, Sabathia rode a 9-7 record into the postseason with a 3.65 ERA alongside 140 strikeouts against opposing teams.
The bullpen has been an impressive aspect of the Yankees success this season. One of the major components comes from left-handed relieve pitcher Aroldis Chapman. Chapman recorded 32 saves this season along with a 2.45 ERA and 93 strikeouts.
Luke Voit has been a solid first baseman for the Yankees both offensively and defensively. Offensively, Voit has maintained a .322 batting average this season along with 15 HRs and 36 RBIs. On September 30th, Voit went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run against Boston in a 10-2 loss.
Left-fielder Giancarlo Stanton has been a dominant aspect of the team’s success. On the season, Stanton has recorded a .266 batting average alongside 38 HRs and 100 RBIs for the Yankees.