The Yankees did not just win in the AL wildcard game they made a statement. Aaron Judge in the first inning hit an absolute bomb of a home run hit 116 mph giving the Yankees a 2-0 lead.
Luis Severino conquerd his wild card demons after his performance last season combining with betances for 10 strikeouts and just two hits through the first six innings.
The Yankees offense came alive in the sixth with a four run inning, with the icing on the cake being a Giancarlo Stanton 443 foot moonshot.
If you don’t think this is a statement win, the home runs from Judge and Stanton were the hardest hit home runs in the postseason since statcast began tracking them in 2015.
J.A. Happ is slated to start game one of the ALDS. Happ has been one of the Yankees best pitchers of late going 7-0 in the 11 starts he made since being traded from Toronto in July. Happ went 1-1 with a 1.99 ERA in four starts against Boston this season.
Chris Sale is on the mound for the Red Sox. Sale has thrown just 17 innings since July 27th because of a shoulder inflamation. Sale beat the Yankees twice this season allowing just one run and striking out 19 in 13 innings but both meeting came before July.