June 29 – July 1 – The Yankees and Red Sox wrapped up their series and yet again, they are tied for first. The Yankees came out victorious of the series by winning 2 out of 3 games. Game 1 ended with an 8-1 Yankees victory followed by a Chris Sale domination of game 2 with an 11-0 victory. The finale of the series ended with an 11-1 victory for the Yankees. Luis Severino took the hill in game 3 with 6.2 innings of work and 7 strikeouts while collecting his 13th victory.
The series was not as expected. Normally, the series are close and competitive, but not this time. This time it was very clear who was going to win right from the start. The Yankees pitching in games 1 and 3 was more than exceptional, and the bats came to play as well in a very big way. The Yankees launched 4 home runs in game 1 and 6 in game 3. Greg Bird, Gleybar Torres, Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Kyle Higashioka and Miguel Andujar all went yard for the bombers in this series. Everything clicked for the Bombers except in game 2. Chris Sale went to work in game 2 and was nothing less than amazing.
Going forward into the postseason (if these two should meet), I believe if both teams continue to battle each other, then it’s easily going to be a 7-game series. The Yankees bullpen needs to continue to be on fire and the Red Sox need to continue to have bats going. The season could go either way, but with both teams playing like they are, it’s a shame only one can make it all the way.
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