It was a tough Monday night for the New York Yankees. The team experienced their worst postseason loss in the franchise history and are at risk of ending their season in the event of a loss. Game 3 of the AL Division Series was filled with terrible pitching and bad hitting which was enough for a 16-1 blowout by rival, the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees have no time to dwell over their loss and must play like a completely different team if they want any hopes of tying the series to 2-2.
New York had confidence coming into Game 3 after a solid victory at Fenway Park. In addition, their starting ace Luis Severino had a strong showing in the Wild Card Game which the team was hoping would continue. Unfortunately, Severino could not take control on the mound which led to a 6-0 deficit before the end of the fourth inning. Half the batters that faced Severino got to base safely but the ugliness of the game did not stop there.
Luckily, veteran CC Sabathia will be taking over as the starter in Tuesday’s Game 4. Sabathia is known for his consistent pitching and must continue that, or he will hear it from the fans. Sabathia has 15 home starts on the season, going 6-3 with a 3.12 ERA. If the team can manage to keep the score within control they have great chances of tying the series up.
It was not just the pitching that cost the Yankees the game, the lack of hits did just as much damage. Giancarlo Stanton was the only player with multiple hits Monday and the team will look to him to continue to perform. Aaron Judge, Luke Voit and rookies Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar will all need to put the last game behind them and perform at the plate. All these players have been difference makers at one point or another in the season and if they can all perform together they will be a force to be reckoned with.
Every fan will be needed in Game 4 to rally behind the team and help get New York to a victory. The more the fans can stay behind the team, the more it could potentially end up being the difference maker. Make sure to tune in at 8:07 p.m. EST to see if the Yankees have what it takes to tie the series.