We have FINALLY arrived to the series that EVERYBODY has been WAITING for since 2004, the BEST RIVALRY in sports will BEGIN a NEW chapter tonight in Fenway Park when the Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees in the ALDS. BOTH teams won a HUNDRED games this season, which is going to set up an ELECTRIC atmosphere over the next week.
The Red Sox are having the BEST season in franchise history and they are in a World Series or BUST mentality, so ALL the PRESSURE in the world is on them. They are the odd-on FAVORITES and they will look it as a DISAPPOINTMENT if they do NOT win this series.
The Yankees were the THIRD best team in baseball this season, but due to the HISTORIC season by the Red Sox, they had to SETTLE for the Wild Card. They WON the Wild Card game and now take on the Red Sox this week.
The Red Sox are the BETTER team, but this series is going 4-5 and I think each game is going to be CLOSE and could go EITHER way. The Yankees have the BETTER pitching but the Red Sox have the BETTER offense so we will see how things play out this week.
Yankees vs Red Sox ALDS Pitching Match ups:
Game 1: Tonight- J.A. Happ vs Chris Sale
Game 2: Saturday Night- Masahiro Tanaka vs David Price
Game 3: Monday Night- Luis Severino vs Rick Porcello
Game 4*: Tuesday Night- CC Sabathia vs Nathan Eovaldi
Game 5*: Thursday Night- TBD vs TBD
*- If NECESSARY
I am so NERVOUS right now, see you on the OTHER side of this series.