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Aaron Boone suggests Giancarlo Stanton's issue is timing

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The Red Sox and Yankees meet for the first time in 2018 this week at Fenway Park and we should witness pitchers' duels Tuesday and Wednesday. You can blend into crowds, unless you happen to be Derek Jeter, catching a show on Broadway without even being noticed."Both of those cities could be rough, but I would not go out if I was struggling in Boston, no way, " said Johnny Damon, who played four years with the Red Sox and four years with the Yankees, winning a World Series with each one.

Bogaerts injured his left ankle sliding into the visitors' dugout chasing an errant throw Sunday. "And not being able to get out there for batting practice today, get a look at it in that way, I think it creates it's own challenges". The fracture is non-displaced and will not require surgery, but the shortstop will miss at least 10-14 days. No surgery is required.

With the Red Sox riding the first 8-1 start in franchise history and the Yankees trying to work through a cold start to the season, Aaron Boone will lead his team into Fenway Park Tuesday night for a three-game series. They're not chanting, "Red Sox suck, " in Manhattan during championship parades. Still, the players will tell you, it's a completely different feeling in the two markets.There's no sense of communal ruin in NY when the Yankees don't win a World Series.

Aaron Boone isn't doing anything drastic with regards to Giancarlo Stanton's early slump - and that seems to be the right course of action.

In Hicks' absence, Brett Gardner has gotten the bulk of playing time in center and Giancarlo Stanton has spent more time than expected (five games) in left. "I heard about it on the ride into the ballpark from our Uber driver, he had a story involved".

But those in the game know better than to write anyone off this soon - especially a player of his caliber with 152 games remaining. And if Stanton can get going this week, imagine what he could do to the Boston bullpen. It's a special thing to be a part of. They scored three runs (all on solo home runs), and had a total of nine base-runners reach against the Red Sox ace. I've kind of said since they've won as much as they have since '04, I feel like a lot of the ribbing I get up there is a little more good-natured. As a 146 OPS+ player over eight big league seasons, he's not going to all of the sudden flick a switch and turn into a sub.200 hitter due to a uniform change.

The Yankees have more on their minds than the rivalry coming into this series. This Yankees roster is too talented to stay around.500 for long but perhaps the Red Sox are catching them at an opportune time. Since Sale is considered by many to be the best strikeout pitcher in baseball, the Yankee chances against Sale look pretty bleak. The series opener will be a battle of aces, as Chris Sale takes the mound against Luis Severino. The 28-year-old slugger is hitting just.167 and recently became the first player in the live ball era to go 0-5 with five strikeouts twice in the same season. In just one career plate appearance against Porcello, Stanton has a double that generated three RBIs.

The Red Sox are 1-4 in Sale's last five starts versus the Yankees while the under is 4-1 in his last vie outings against the Bombers. However, out of these 12 starts, Sale only has a 4-4 record which the Yankees could use in their favor.

Thursday, April 12, 7:10 p.m. He finished with seven strikeouts and only one walk.

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