"It's a good song".
Give New York Yankees fans this - they know what they want even if it might not be good for them. "We like to hear that song sometimes when we win a big game".
NY will take a train to Boston for a best-of-five Division Series starting Friday night, a matchup of 100-win heavyweights. The Yankees weren't slouches by any means, winning 100 games and securing home-field advantage in the wild-card game, where they'd face an A's team that won 97 games despite not having a starting pitcher it considered worthy to face NY.
Severino was 10-2 with a 2.74 ERA and.217 opponents' batting average at home, just 9-6 with a 3.99 ERA and.257 opponents' batting average on the road.
These three players are not just the top three on the A's, they all will be receiving AL MVP votes this year. His 66 ²/₃ regular-season innings represented his second-lightest workload since he established himself in 2014; he registered 59 ²/₃ innings last season when he faltered late, foreshadowing his playoff struggles.
Aaron Judge got the party started with a two-run homer in the first inning, Luis Severino atoned for flopping in his postseason debut previous year and the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 7-2 Wednesday night in the AL wild-card game. I've gotten a chance to watch and witness a lot of great games as a Yankee, but, for me, that probably will be my biggest highlight. "Every single pitch they're locked in".
It was the hardest hit post-season home run since the statistic began being recorded three years ago.
"Early in the game they're going to be loud". The Yankees and Red Sox will open the ALDS on Friday with identical 0-0 records. NY ran away with a 7-2 win and will advance to the AL Divisional Series for a showdown against the Boston Red Sox.
Boston will outscore the Yankees if they are not at full strength as the Red Sox boast the best line-up in baseball.
That was the idea Wednesday night, too, but intentionally throwing "Johnny Wholestaff", as it used to be called, in a win-or-go-home playoff game was certainly an unprecedented experiment. With the final score of 7-2 the Bronx Bombers move on to face the Boston Red Sox.
"Probably the biggest hit I've ever had, that's for sure", he said.
The A's did not officially name their starter after Sunday's loss to the Angels, but there are strong indications Hendriks will be the one called upon to open things as part of a bullpenning strategy at Yankee Stadium, which might not be as insane as you think.
From the first inning on, there was little doubt.
The Red Sox have said Sale and Price will be followed by Rick Porcello in Games 2 and 3 and Nathan Eovaldi in Game 4, if necessary. A year later Boston overcame the Yankees and became the first major league team to bounce back from a 3-0 postseason deficit.