Kimbrel & Co Implode In The 8th

Mitch Moreland

If not, Dave Dombrowski will need to find the answer via the trade market. Red Sox relievers are tied for 21st in the majors in eighth inning ERA (5.00). "Both of these games have come down to the wire". Still, not good enough.

Then manager Alex Cora called on closer Craig Kimbrel. The new AL East leaders have sole possession of the best record in the majors for the first time since July 27, 2012. They enter the series having won 16 of their last 18 games.

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Giancarlo Stanton's two home runs powered the offense and Luis Severino led the pitching staff with a superb game in the Yankees 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.

Just too many eighth-inning walks.

"This series will surely be the most significant worldwide event to date for Major League ball".

Cora said they wanted Kimbrel to face Gardner even before the inning began. He fields brilliantly, steals bases and throughout his career has displayed the ability to hit out of the ground against just about any pitcher in the league.

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The leverage was never going to be higher than it was in that moment.

"I gotta come in and get outs", he said.

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With a little less than a quarter of this season completed, there are still many more games for the Yankees to play, to win, 13 more regular season ones against Boston this year.

All told, Kimbrel relented two runs in just 0.2 innings pitched. During his second-longest unbeaten streak, he is 7-0 with a 2.29 ERA. Miguel Andujar's groundout to second moved Walker to third. He got ahead 3-and-0 before the count went full. So give credit to Walker. The Braves would get seven runs in the sixth and then cruise from there. And Torres showed some poise in that situation. "Tonight, I was happy to see him break through". The bullpen has a 3.53 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 12.9 K/9. "So give him credit".

The Yankees took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Aaron Judge hit a groundball up the middle to score Brett Gardner. It didn't work though. "A lot of people had the same concerns", said Gerry Perez, an American expat who is now the president of the British Baseball Federation, the game's governing body across the pond. It was the first time Boston and NY met with the majors' two best records since 2002, per the Elias Sports Bureau. The fastball, maybe was not as up as I would have liked to. He put a good swing on it. He's a big part of what we're trying to accomplish.

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