Postseason is underway for 2018. After the Yankees won the wild card game, they moved onto face the Boston Red Sox in the American League Divisional playoffs. To read more about the wild card match-up, be sure sure to check-out our Wild Card American League October 2018 post.
Yankees Red Sox Postseason in Boston
First and foremost, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox are meeting in the postseason for the first time since 2004. To read more about this match-up, check-out our Boston Red Sox Home Field Advantage post.
In the regular season, the two teams played 19 times and the Red Sox held a 10 – 9 advantage. However, in the post season, the regular season is wiped out. Now, both teams start from scratch.
So, the two teams met in Boston for the first 2 games. With the series even at 1 – 1; the Red Sox will face the Yankees in New York for the next two games. After the Red Sox marginally beat the Yankees in Game 1; the Yankees took game 2 with a score of 6 – 2.
Postseason – Yankees Red Sox in New York
Now with the series moving to New York tonight, the pressure is on the Red Sox. To read more about the struggles of the Red Sox, check-out our Red Sox Playoff Struggles post.
Ultimately, the Yankees have had David Price’s number. And, his struggles continued in Game 2. Since Price excelled in the bullpen in last year’s playoffs; will Alex Cora move him to the bullpen?
With Nathan Eovaldi slated to start Game 3 in New York; will he continue his dominance of the Yankees?
When New York won in Game 2, Aaron Judge played “New York, New York”. Is this a sign?
Same place, different team.
So, last year the Yankees were in the same place. And, they went onto beat the Indians in an exciting divisional series. To read more about this series, check-out our New York Yankees Exciting ALDS Victory post.
In conclusion, will the Yankees head to the conference round for the second straight year?
With the Yankees having the momentum, will they be able to win the series at home?
As always, I welcome your comments.