The Yankees may have lost Game 1 in a close battle, but a favorable matchup with Red Sox LHP David Price on the mound. Price's struggles against the Yankees since joining Boston are glaring, and he took the Fenway Park mound to redeem himself.
It was Aaron Judge, fresh off a solo homer in his final at-bat in Game 1, that hit a tape-measure bomb to center field to put the Yankees on the board in the top of the first. Judge now has three homers in his first three postseason games this season, and six in his last eight games.
Then, Gary Sanchez matched Judge with a solo homer of his own -- this one climbing the Green Monster for a 2-0 lead.
It's October, so here's Gary being extra scary. pic.twitter.com/7uFFkdB6QQ- New York Yankees (@Yankees) October 7, 2018
The last straw for Sox manager Alex Cora was Price giving up a two-out double to Andrew McCutchen that brought home Gleyber Torres. Overall, Price got the quick hook after allowing three earned on three hits -- two homers -- while walking two over 1.2 innings.
Price just can't figure out the Bombers, as he now owns a 7.95 ERA in 12 starts against the Yankees since joining the Sox. And against New York in 2018, it's even worse at 10.91.
Sorry, David. The Yankees simply have your number.