He used top setup man Matt Barnes to face the heart of the Yankees' order in the sixth, and Ryan Brasier in the seventh, and both delivered 1-2-3 frames in which the Yankees never hit the ball out of the infield. Oh, and the Bucky Effing Dent game doesn't technically count - that unforgettable tiebreaker contest went down in the history books as Game 163 of the 1978 season - but those other 21 games have produced an impressive number of postseason heroes.
"This one I'll remember for a long time", said Holt, unaware of his achievement until told by a television reporter right after the final out.
With Luis Severino scheduled to pitch Game 3 of the ALDS, there's nothing like a bit of gossip surrounding the Yankees ace to get the juices flowing.
"Aaron Judge has no rings".
NEW YORK-As one Boston Red Sox pitcher after another mowed down the New York Yankees on Tuesday night, the realization slowly settled across an increasingly silent Yankee Stadium: None of it mattered.
NY is built for Yankee Stadium, where it takes advantage of the short right-field porch and hit 144 of its record 267 home runs. "I hit it well, but I got under it". There were 11 hits given up, two of them home runs, and opponents hit.183 against them. He hit a home run off a 79 miles per hour Romine slider, according to MLB.com Statcast. It was loud the whole time, and I think even opposing players can feel it. "I rounded the bases, and seeing everyone going nuts in the dugout was a pretty cool moment for me". "Everybody was rooting for him".
But despite the sheer volume of bets that is hitting this game, it's still unclear which team is going to be the more popular pick.
The Boston Red Sox are moving on.
"We've gotten huge lifts from them", Aaron Hicks says. He was getting hit hard from the first pitch he threw, a 95 mile-per-hour fastball that Mookie Betts turned into a 400-foot fly ball that died at the warning track in deep center under the heavy air on a humid evening.
Severino's first pitch was delivered at 7:42.
"He's been talking about it for three days already", Cora said. "He's still a tough matchup, but the way Brock was swinging the bat, we do feel he can put good at-bats against him".
Every starter had at least one hit for the Red Sox, who piled up 18 in all. "They're one of the most potent offenses in the game and it was a battle back and forth".
Sale had started Game 1 and would have been in line to start a decisive Game 5.
"I don't know who that guy is, either". "It was a special moment for me".