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Open And Shut: A’s Out Early Again With Wild-Card Loss

09 October 2018
Open And Shut: A’s Out Early Again With Wild-Card Loss

"It's a good song".

Added A's manager Bob Melvin: "I thought after we got through the first and settled in a little bit, our at-bats would get better and we'd get back in it". "We like to hear that song sometimes when we win a big game".

The Yankees will arguably be the biggest game of his career to date, in the A's biggest game of the season, with the victor scheduled to meet the Boston Red Sox in the AL Divisional Series starting on Friday.

Luis Severino will start Game 3 of the AL Division Series for the New York Yankees and CC Sabathia will start Game 4 against the Red Sox if necessary.

Severino was 10-2 with a 2.74 ERA and.217 opponents' batting average at home, just 9-6 with a 3.99 ERA and.257 opponents' batting average on the road. "Got into a rhythm and was able to retire the next three, but unfortunately the first two came back to bite us". Hendriks hasn't gone more than two innings in any of his 25 appearances (including eight "starts") this season, so the A's will need their dominant bullpen to be on top of its game to have any chance of advancing.

Liam Hendriks gave up a two-run homer to Aaron Judge on his ninth pitch and the A's never recovered, making another early playoff exit with a 7-2 loss to the New York Yankees in the American League wild-card game Wednesday night. If you're a Yankees fan, you're dying to know what other dance moves Betances has in his repertoire.

Davis hit a two-run home run off Zach Britton in the eighth, and Aroldis Chapman finished the five-hitter.

"Early in the game they're going to be loud".

If the Yankees win: Bring on Yankees-Red Sox.

If the Bronx Bombers can defeat Oakland, they would play the Boston Red Sox in the American League Division Series, adding another chapter to their rivalry.

It's loser go home, a one-game elimination.

"This fan base I feel like absolutely connected with kind of this new generation of Yankee player, this young corps that has developed", Boone said.

"I may be the first, but I'm hoping I won't be the last". Without an ace to turn to, the A's made it clear they'll try to ride their bullpen through to the ALDS by tabbing reliever Liam Hendriks to be the opener against NY. Last month (September), the A's, who won 97 games, losing 65 this year, took two of three from NY in Oakland. "It meant a lot to me".

The Red Sox have said Sale and Price will be followed by Rick Porcello in Games 2 and 3 and Nathan Eovaldi in Game 4, if necessary.

You count on Blake Treinen, who literally put together a season unlike anything a closer has ever done by posting a 0.78 ERA over 80 1/3 innings, the lowest in major league history among pitchers with a minimum of 75 innings pitched. He pitched for NY in 2015 and '16 before injuring his elbow, which required Tommy John surgery for the second time.