Yankees vs. Red Sox in MLB playoffs: A tale of three lefties that could quickly swing the ALDS

In this, the five trillionth series pitting the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, a passel of different factors could decide the outcome.

For Boston, you’ve got the Killer B’s, the homegrown core of the roster that’s led by likely MVP Mookie Betts. J.D. Martinez and Craig Kimbrel are super-elite talents in the middle of the lineup and back of the bullpen.

Meanwhile New York’s got the Baby Bombers, the group of young sluggers led by Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton that got even better when the Yankees heisted out-of-nowhere star Luke Voit from St. Louis. Combine an offense that produced more home runs than any other in baseball history with the best bullpen in the league and you’ve got a fearsome October matchup.

But here’s the thing: The American League Division Series might very well get decided by midnight tomorrow night. And with big question marks surrounding Boston’s top two starters, it’s the underdog Yankees who could jump out to an early lead.

Here are the three lefties who could swing this series in the next two nights.

How effective, and durable, will Chris Sale be?

The answer to this question, at least before we watch Sale pitch in Game 1 of the ALDS on Friday night, comes down to your general level of

Article source: https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/yankees-vs-red-sox-in-mlb-playoffs-a-tale-of-three-lefties-that-could-quickly-swing-the-alds/

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