The Yankees got to Red Sox LHP David Price once again on their way to a 10-1 beatdown in the Bronx on Wednesday night. >> Box score
1) Price kept the Yankees' bats at bay last time he faced their lineup, but his normal struggles against the pinstripes came back again. It was Miguel Andujar who tacked on the first run with a solo shot to right in the second. Then, after an error brought home two runs to make it 3-0, Luke Voit hit the first of two homers to right field in the fourth. A two-run shot came later in the sixth that knocked Price out of the game.
2) Speaking of Voit, he had his first career four-game tonight. Also with multiple-hit games were Aaron Hicks and Andujar. Hicks tied Voit with a team-high three RBI night.
3) Luis Severino just might be back. He allowed just one run on six hits while striking out six and walking one over seven innings. Severino's fastball and slider control were on point, and it was certainly an outing to smile about considering his second-half struggles.
4) The Yankees' top prospect, LHP Justus Sheffield, made his MLB debut in the ninth. It didn't start off the way he wanted to with back-to-back singles and then a walk to load the bases. However, he got Mookie Betts to roll over into a double play to end the game and put a smile on his face.
Highlights from today's game
Maybe Severino shouldn't pitch in the wild card game? He's very well suited to pitch against the Red Sox and preferably at Yankee Stadium.
Severino's seven innings of one-run ball tonight give him a 1.05 ERA in 25 2/3 innings with 32 strikeouts against the Red Sox at home. The problem with that scenario is the Yankees might not be willing to wait until Game 3 of the division series to pitch Severino. The Yankees obviously have to get to that series before they need to concern themselves of the rotation set, but Severino's turnaround is now two games strong and a certain plus for the club going forward.
Meanwhile, Voit's onslaught is now more than just a small blip on the radar. Voit has been an absolute beast at the plate since getting an extended look at first base. Voit brings more than a power bat as he's now hitting .323 in 93 at-bats for the Yankees and the fire he has supplied has been infectious for a club that has had trouble maintaining energy levels this season.
The Yankees and Red Sox complete their series on Thursday night at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium. Masahiro Tanaka gets the ball against Eduardo Rodriguez.