Yankees On the Brink of Elimination After Historic 15 Run Loss To the 108 Win Boston Red Sox (which included a Brock Holt CYCLE!)
I'm gonna be honest guys, after game 2 I was really, really worried. With good reason, all the skeletons in the Red Sox attic (s/o Michael Gary Scott) came out in the loss. While this series isn't over by any means, anybody familiar with Red Sox-Yankees history knows the Yankees won game 3 of the 2004 ALCS 19-8 before dropping four straight games to blow the series. That being said, things couldn't have gone much better for the Sox in game 3.
The Boston Red Sox absolutely dominated in a 16-1 THRASHING of the 100 win New York Yankees (in the bronx).
After the offense really struggled from basically the 4th inning on of game 1 til the 2nd tonight, a switch needed to be made. Alex Cora revamped his line-up and boy, oh boy did it pay off.
16 runs. Not too shabby, oh and it officially became #Brocktober as Boston's favorite glue guy just happened to hit for the first cycle in MLB postseason history.
Can confirm: that's good.
Second cycle of Brock's career.
At first I didn't even realize it was Romine on the mound, then when he got two quick outs I was rooting for the 1-2-3 inning (mainly for time's sake). Then when Brock got a hold of it, it got out so quick I could barely even question myself if he just hit for the cycle. Thank you Yankee Stadium for allowing this historic night to happen!
The Bronx was truly a zoo tonight. I think this guy just got hit with a rhino tranquilizer.
It's only one game, as we saw tonight, anything can happen on a baseball diamond, the Red Sox could for sure lose the next two games and prove why run differential is the most flawed beloved stat of all time. But after a really ugly game 2 loss you really couldn't write a much better script for game 3. Basically only thing that would've beaten it was a perfect game. Doesn't matter, this was a perfect win for the Boston Red Sox. Their second of hopefully 11 wins.
It was a truly historic night for the Red Sox. I am pretty sure they tied, or at the very least tied these teams that had 15 run victories in October. Interestingly enough the 2001 Indians did it in a series in which they lost, coincidentally to the infamous 2001 Seattle Mariners.
Got those games from reddit. My baseball memory is good...but not that good.
More to come tomorrow before the potential series clincher, this just was an incredible night. Mookie got the RBI monkey off his bat. Severino is a bum. I love Raffi. Benny showed up. Obviously Brock stole the show. I've been really hard on him at times but that's cause I'm an ass hole and didn't realize he was going Lucile 2 on us. His name will live in baseball history forever. There's been thousands of playoff games, none with the cycle. That was until tonight.
Final in the Bronx:
This is top 3 Da Jankees Lose yet.
Poor Produce :(