The Boston Red Sox were unable to find an answer for the formidable postseason surge of the Houston Astros and after Thursday’s 8-2 beating were clubbed like baby seals again in Friday’s early ALDS game.
The Astros are firing on all cylinders now and once again chased Boston’s starting pitcher early. Lefty Drew Pomeranz was given the hook after allowing four runs in two innings.
The Red Sox were forced to rely on their bullpen the rest of the way but they were no match for a fired-up Houston team stoked by the passions of an enthusiastic crowd at Minute Maid Park.
The BoSox better find an answer to Houston’s hitting and find it quickly because they are one loss away from elimination in a short series.
Game three will take place in the friendly confines of Fenway Park, a hitter’s park which bodes ill with a team that is smacking the ball as well as Houston is.
The game will take place Sunday at 2:30 ET which gives those who are looking to avoid the NFL’s politics a place to turn their attention.
The Red Sox’ hated nemesis, the New York Yankees aren’t fairing much better after being swept in the first two games against the Cleveland Indians.
While Thursday’s 4-0 loss could partially be attributed to the hangover from having to play a wild-card game, the Bronx Bombers bats were once again active on Friday but despite jumping out to an 8-3 lead, the pitching faltered and the Yanks went down in extra innings.
From down 5 in the 6th, to walking off in the 13th. Here's how the Indians finished off the Yankees in Game 2. https://t.co/nuwKLY59HF
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 7, 2017
The final was 9-8 with Chief Wahoo claiming the scalp in 13.
Both teams face a daunting task to get back into their series, their opponents are peaking right now and that doesn’t bode well for either of the historic rivals dream of meeting in the AL Championship.
Game tthreewill take place on Sunday in Yankee Stadium at 7:30 pm ET which is a fine alternative to watching a bunch of overpaid malcontents protesting the flag on Sunday Night Football.