Well, things did not go as planned last night for the New York Yankees. The Yankees ace Luis Severino was off from before first pitch. The game was scheduled to start at 7:40 but Sevvy seemingly was unaware of this. Sevvy didn’t begin his warming up until 7:32 and that is just where the calamity would begin for the Yanks.
In what was an absolute massacre, because there is no other way to describe it, the Yankees were demolished by the Boston Red Sox. The final score 16-1, and as every Red Sox would cross the plate the crowd at Yankee Stadium would become even more silent. It was painful to watch, and as I sat down to write, just as difficult to write.
The only positive note about this loss is that we have today to look forward to for Game #4. The atrocities of Game 3’s loss can be all but forgotten if tonight we can recover and force a Game 5 situation back in Boston. The Yankees will send CC Sabathia to the mound for the game tonight. CC will be countered by Rick Porcello for the Red Sox. And as the old saying goes “Momentum is only as good as your next day’s starting pitcher.”
The Bronx Bombers will need to live up to their nickname tonight if they are to stave off execution. Obviously, the Yanks want to move on and have a chance to win the World Series. But even more so the Yankees do not want the Red Sox celebrating in the Bronx. Baseball’s Cathedral is sacred and hallowed ground, and it becomes vital that the Bombers come out on fire tonight.
Don’t Count ‘Em Out
Last season we saw the “Impossible” happen when the Yanks came back on the Cleveland Indians after being down 2-0 in the best of 5 division series. This season the Yankees can add to their allure with knocking the three-time defending AL East champs out of the playoffs and celebrate in Boston.