The New York Yankees completed a four-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night. As such, I officially declare the Red Sox buried.
I take great joy in reporting that the Boston Red Sox have been buried after falling to the New York Yankees, 7-4. After losing three of four in Boston just a week prior, the Yankees stormed back in the Bronx. They completed a four-game sweep in dominant fashion.
Simply put, the Yankees absolutely walloped the Red Sox.
In regards to Sunday’s game, the tone was set from the very first inning. Aaron Judge cracked a monster shot to right-center field in his first at-bat of the game.
— MLB (@MLB) August 5, 2019
Then in the third inning, the Yankees opened the flood gates.
Kicked off by a Gio Urshela two-run shot, the Yankees put up six runs in the inning. Cameron Maybin hit an RBI double and recently arrived Mike Ford had an RBI single.
Of course, as is apparently now tradition, Mike Tauchman ripped a grounder through the infield for two more runs.
Accordingly, David Price exited the game after surrendering seven earned runs on nine hits in 2.2 innings. Yankees fans were glad to show their appreciation for such a great pitcher.
David Price receiving a standing ovation from some Yankees fans as he exits.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) August 5, 2019
J.A. Happ provided the Yankees with just enough on the bump to let the offense take over. He ended the game with 5.2 innings and four earned runs. Following Happ, Luis Cessa and Chad Green combined for 3.1 scoreless innings.
Certainly not the best outing for Happ but with this offense, the Yankees don’t need much more.
Savage of the Game - Mike Tauchman
This is a little bit of a carryover award for Tauchman. He’s been compiling some excellent numbers since being called up for the London Series and he’s had a big series against Boston. He earned the “Savage of the Game” award tonight with his two-run single in the third, pushing the score to 7-0.