Austin, who had earlier sparked a confrontation following a risky slide into second base, was issued with a five-game suspension following his wild reaction. And at least one Red Sox player, catcher Christian Vazquez, was sure the Yankees would attempt to even the score - if not Thursday night, then some other time this season. "Most likely tomorrow we'll give him the off day, play Mitch and then make a decision".
Cora still believes that Austin's slide into Red Sox shortstop Brock Holt, which precipitated the brawl four innings later, was dirty. As a player for the Yankees, Austin predictably got pretty triggered so he charged the mound and just like that, the benches cleared. "I told him I would go out there whenever he wants". Both HBPs by both pitchers were clearly a ball that got away from them on a wet night in Boston. Ramirez has been an integral part of the lineup as the No.3 batter, hitting.357 so far this season with a pair of doubles and home runs and 12 RBI to go with his.952 OPS.
"I can't say something specific, but we've been working [Sanchez and hitting coach Marcus Thames] very hard", Sanchez said through a translator before that game.
"I don't think it was intentional". Kelly waved Austin at him, and things quickly got out of hand.
The Boston Red Sox right-hander won the American League Cy Young Award in 2016, lost both his sinker and his mojo previous year and tried everything this past winter to get it back. After it was all said and done, Tyler Austin, Joe Kelly, and Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle were all ejected, as well as Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin. Which is why I understand Kelly's beaning of Austin.
The teams have had a long history of fights over the years.
The point is, the two teams relish in delivering heartbreaking losses to each other.
The Yankees (6-7) will head to Detroit for a three-game weekend set looking up in the American League East at the first-place Red Sox (10-2).
It will be the first time Stanton and Fiers have met in a regular-season game, although they did meet in an exhibition game past year with Fiers striking out Stanton.
"I was ready to defend myself", he said.
While last season, Gray suffered from a lack of run support in his starts after coming over to the Yankees from the Oakland Athletics, Yankee fans can only hope today that the offensive juggernaut that was kick-started by Sanchez in last night's game will be in full force again. He's more than doubled that through three starts this season, using the changeup a career-high 17.4 percent of the time while allowing just 14 hits and walking one through 19 2/3 innings.
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