in the first two games of the season boston red sox And new York Yankeesruns have been at a premium
The two games have lasted a combined 5 hours, 57 minutes, and the teams have managed just nine runs at Yankee Stadium as each of the American League East rivals look for series wins on Sunday night.
After red Sox Friday opened the series with a 3–2 victory thanks to solo homers by Rafael Devers and Enrique Hernandez. Yankees A similar formula followed on Saturday night, winning 3–1. Yankees finished with six hits and three at-bats with runners in scoring position, but Gleyber Torres and Willie Calhoun hit solo homers to go along with a late RBI single by Kyle Higashioka.
Yankees The series went 3–3 in the finale as Aaron Judge injured his right big toe while running into the right field wall at Dodger Stadium to track down a fly ball. He had 10 runs in those three wins, including two homers off Calhoun, including a homer off Billy McKinney.
“We talk about it starting in spring training,” Yankees said manager Aaron Boone. “It’s going to take everybody. It’s going to take more than you think, and we need to be ready for it. To their credit, they’ve done a really good job helping us win the game. Ultimately : That’s about it.
Devers hit a home run for the second straight game, but Boston is 6–13 in its last 19 games.
on saturday red Sox He was 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and had 11 stranded. In the series, he is 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and 4-for-34 in the last four contests.
“We have traffic,” said Boston manager Alex Cora. “We’re working on the count, but obviously we’re not scoring runs. We’re not finishing anything. Two out hits, they’re always important in this game, and we just need to find ways to keep it going.” to find.” ,
Right-hander Brian Bello (3-4, 3.97 ERA) will look to end a three-game personal losing streak on Sunday night. Since three consecutive win starts from May 4-17, Bello is 0-3 with a respectable 3.18 ERA.
Belo has given up three or fewer runs in his last eight innings. He last pitched Monday when he allowed three runs on six hits over six innings of a 4-1 loss to the visiting Tampa Bay Rays.
Belo has Yankees In 2022 he allowed three unearned runs in five innings of a 5–3 loss at Boston on September 14 and one earned run in six innings of a rain-shortened 2–0 loss at New York on September 25.
Clarke Schmidt (2-6, 4.96), winless in his last three starts, will start for New York. The right-hander is 0-2 with a 2.16 ERA since earning the win in Cincinnati on May 19.
Schmidt last pitched Tuesday in a 3-2 home loss to the Chicago White Sox, when he allowed three runs and six hits over six innings. While Schmidt matched his longest career start, he also allowed a homer for the first time in five starts as Sebi Zavala took him deep twice.
Schmidt is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in four career relief appearances against red Sox
– Field Level Media