Monday, October 9, 2017
Luis Severino struck out nine over seven strong innings, Aaron Judge mashed a two-run double and Gary Sanchez homered as the Yankees rolled to a 7-3 win over the Indians on Monday night in Game 4 of the American League Division Series.
The win evened the best-of-five series at 2-2, forcing a winner-take-all Game 5 on Wednesday night at Progressive Field in Cleveland.
Even though the Yankees kicked Kluber’s ass in Game 2, they’re unlikely to do that again, so they’ll need CC Sabathia to revisit some of his Game 5 magic from the 2012 ALDS to get to the ALCS this year. I suspect that we’ll also see Chad Green coming in VERY early on, at the slightest sign of trouble from CC. Then expect multiple innings for Kahnle, D-Rob and Chapman. Maybe an inning from Gray, as well.
Going to Game 5 is better than not going to Game 5, so let’s hope that the Yankees can make it to the ALCS (they’ve already made it father than the Red Sox, which is always nice).
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