Red Sox Fall to Yankees 6-2 in ALDS Game 2, Series Tied 1-1
Sunday, October 07, 2018
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|David Price PHOTO: Major League Baseball|
The start is the shortest playoff start of Price’s carer and tied with Roger Clemens for the shortest in Red Sox postseason history.
"I just want to win. That's it," Price said. "My main goal is to win in the playoffs, to win a World Series. Whatever I need to do to help us do that, I'm fine with. But I know I'm more than capable of winning games as a starter in October. That's what I look forward to doing,” said Price in his post-game press conference.
The series is now tied at 1 heading back to New York.
Yankees Beat Red Sox
The Yankees jumped on Price right out of the gate.
Aaron Judge hit a home run in the first inning to put New York up 1-0 and Gary Sanchez hit a home run in the second inning to put the Yankees up 2-0.
After Price walked Yankees rookie Glyber Torres, Andrew McCutchen hit a long single off the Green Monster to score Torres and give the Yankees a 3-0 lead.
Price was removed from the game and replaced by Joe Kelly.
The Red Sox would cut the Yankees lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth when Xander Bogaerts hit a home run to center, but that is as close as Boston would get.
The Yankees still led 3-1 in the top of the seventh when Sanchez belted a three-run home run off Eduardo Rodriguez to extend the Yankees lead to 6-1.
Boston would get a run back in the bottom of the inning, but would not get any closer.
Game three of the series is set for Monday, October 8 at Yankee Stadium.
The projected pitching matchup is New York's Luis Severino against Boston's Rick Porcello.
Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.
Casey At The Bat
Casey at the Bat was written on August 14, 1863 on Chatham Street in Worcester by Ernest Thayer under the penname “Phineas.” The 150th anniversary of the poem is being celebrated in 2013.
First Perfect Game
The first perfect game in the history of Major League Baseball was pitched in Worcester, on June 12, 1880, by J. Lee Richmond for the Worcester Worcesters – also known at various times as the Brown Stockings and the Ruby Legs - versus the Cleveland Blues at the Worcester Driving Park Grounds, located in the Worcester Agricultural Fairgrounds near Elm Park. Worcester joined the National League in 1880, replacing the failed Syracuse Stars.
In Greater Worcester, there was a deep history of participation in Industrial League Baseball. Locally, teams included Norton Co., Town Talk Baking Co. and Whitin Machine Works (shown here).
Honorary NL Membership
Worcester’s National League team was suspended in 1882 and replaced by the Philadelphia Quakers, who later became the Philadelphia Phillies. Worcester maintains an honorary lifetime NL membership.
NE Collegiate Baseball
A New England Collegiate Baseball League team played in Leominster from 1995 to 1999. Called the Central Mass. Collegians, they won the NECBL Championship in both 1995 and 1996, and During the 1995 season, they played a game against the Cuban National Youth Team in Worcester.
The now-defunct Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League played for eight seasons, from 2005 through 2012. Former Tornadoes emcee Dave Peterson is general manager of Worcester’s new team in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.
Wachusett Dirt Dawgs
The Wachusett Dirt Dawgs, who play at historic, and newly renovated, Doyle Field in Leominster, are a 2012 expansion franchise in the now-three-year-old Futures Collegiate Baseball League.The Dirt Dawgs’ 2013 season swung into action on June 5 with big expectations, but ended on August 8 with those hopes being dashed. They finished in the basement, with a record of 20-31 - 14 games behind first-place the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks (38-18). The team is owned by prominent Leominster businessman John Morrison, who also founded, owns and operates Fosta-Tek Optics in Leominster.
Last month, the Futures Collegiate Baseball League announced the formation of the Worcester Baseball franchise, which will play its first season next summer. The team is owned by the family that owns and operates Creedon and Co. The prominent Worcester catering service will be the food-and-beverage vendor at home games at Fitton Field, at the College of the Holy Cross. Through Octobert 25, Worcester Baseball is conducting a name-the-team competition.