The Yankees will look to keep the bats going against Boston on Monday night in the Bronx to put them up 2-1 in the series.
- New York Yankees – Luis Severino
- Boston Red Sox – Nathan Eovaldi
- ALDS Game 3, 7:40 p.m. EST, TBS
- Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
Going into Monday night, the American League Division Series is currently tied 1-1 between the Yankees and the Red Sox. The Yankees were able to take one game out of two in Boston which will end up being crucial moving forward. New York is coming off of seven consecutive home playoff wins dating back to 2017, and bringing back the series tied in the Bronx will be a game changer.
On Monday night, the Yankees will be throwing Luis Severino on the bump to face Boston’s Nathan Eovaldi. Luis Severino had a great start to the 2018 season and then faced a downfall after the All-Star break.
Being that Severino struggled with inconsistency, it was a toss-up whether or not he would start the AL Wild Card game last Wednesday. David Cone stated in reference to Severino getting the Wild Card start, “He’s a big reason why you’re here, and he’s a Ferrari. And personally, I like to take the Ferrari out of the garage.”
Severino ended up being solid against Oakland with giving up two hits and no earned runs over four innings pitched. Once again, Aaron Boone will be taking the Ferrari out of the garage in this vital game against Boston.
Nathan Eovaldi has all reasons to be a nervous wreck in preparation of facing this scorching hot Yankee lineup. The Yankees have been able to do damage from top to bottom of the order so far in the playoffs. Over three games, the offense has collected a total of 17 runs, 25 hits, and six home runs. Everybody in the lineup has been able to produce in some sort of way and that will be important moving into the Bronx.
In addition, a huge factor is the game being played in “The Bronx Zoo.” Yankee Stadium’s boisterous atmosphere will get right into the head of the Red Sox as it has in the past with other teams in the playoffs.
The fans continue to keep the Bronx loud and uncomfortable for the other teams to play to the best of their abilities. If everything pans out how it should, then the series should be sealed in the Bronx in Game Four on Tuesday.
Player To Watch
The player to watch for the Yankees is Aaron Judge. In the 2018 postseason, Aaron Judge has 12 at-bats while hitting .583 with three home runs and four runs batted in.
He has hit a home run in each game so far this postseason and we hope for it to continue. Judge’s injury was a huge drawback to the Yankee’s lineup, but since he has been back it seems that it is firing on all cylinders. Be prepared for Aaron Judge to get fired up and carry the Yankees to more postseason victories.