David Price leaves start vs. Yankees after just one inning
Apr 12 2018
They made a big, loud statement to the Yanks with a thunderous 14-1 thumping at Fenway Park on Tuesday night.
In his first two starts of the season, Price didn't allow a run over 14 innings, giving up seven hits and three walks while striking out 10.
For Boston on Tuesday, it was all about Chris Sale who dominated the Yankees with eight strikeouts in six innings of one-run ball.
The teams play game two of the series tonight with David Price against Mashairo Tanaka the pitching matchup. It is incredibly early so conclusions can not be made, however, one can not be unimpressed with the way the Red Sox have come storming out of the gate.
Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz (1-1) gave up three hits in the first inning, and he wound up yielding three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks.
Hanley Ramirez had two hits and three RBI. The 116.3-mph blast was the hardest home run ever hit off the Red Sox ace.
Part of that had to do with the cold weather and the fact that the 24-year-old's slider was not at its best, but Boston jumped all over his fastball throughout the night which had great velocity from start to finish.
Blue Jays 2, Orioles 1: Curtis Granderson hit a tiebreaking homer with two outs in the top of the ninth inning after Toronto teammate Aaron Sanchez lost his no-hit bid in the eighth, and the visiting Blue Jays edged Baltimore.
Boston's offense pounded out 11 hits, six for extra bases. Porcello makes his 19 career start against the Yankees in this contest. He is 15-11 with a 4.53 ERA in 38 career appearances (37 starts) against NY. Boston is rolling along right now with nine straight victories going into Wednesday and their starting staff has compiled a 1.68 ERA so far this season.
"The at-bats, we've been more aggressive in the strike zone", Red Sox Manager Alex Cora said.
Betts has been Boston's all-around best player the last three seasons, including in 2016 when he finished second in the American League MVP voting. Tampa Bay and Miami are among baseball's bottom-feeders. This year they added 2017 NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton, who hit 59 home runs last year.
The under is 6-2 in Gray's last 8 road starts and 5-2 in his last seven starts against teams with a winning record. The Yankees themselves sit at 5-6 as they are off to a slower start than many may have anticipated. Given the way he's pitched in the early going, this one likely stays just under the total.