Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

5 things that doomed the Yankees vs. the Red Sox in ALDS

5 things that doomed the Yankees vs. the Red Sox in ALDS

The 108-win Red Sox entered the postseason with more questions than the SATs while the Wild Card Yankees looked like a team nobody wanted to face this October. Boston did so with class, pure joy and a hint of pettiness.

Sabathia started Game 4 of the ALDS for the New York Yankees on Monday, and Hernandez, the veteran umpire whose work yet again came under scrutiny following a particularly rough performance working first base in Game 3, was behind the plate calling balls and strikes. NY set a major league record this year for most home runs in a season, but didn't go deep in the two games at Yankee Stadium and hit.214 in the series, which included 3 for 14 by Gregorius, 1 for 15 by Andrew McCutchen and 3 for 15 by Sanchez.

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The Game 3 American League Divisional Series victory also gave the Red Sox a 3-1 series lead.

In possibly his final start of a 10-year run with the Yankees, Sabathia allowed three runs on five hits in three innings.

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The Sox out-classed the Yankees with better performances in every part of the game over this four-game set. He pitched 6.1 innings of two-run ball against Houston on Sep.

"I think we're right there knocking on the door", Boone said, "very close to being a championship club right now". He was awful at first base [in Monday's game]. The handsome thing about sports is that whether you lose 16-1 or 1-0, it counts the same and there's no better pitcher for this spot than CC Sabathia.

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Angel Hernandez is a horrific umpire and it's insane Major League Baseball keeps running him out for playoff games.

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