Holt tried to steal second and was thrown out for the second out of the bottom of ninth.
It ended what was potentially shaping up to be a promising threat, with Betances carrying questionable command.
From up in Section 14, his youngest brother, Richie - who worshiped him at 15, enduring white-knuckle rides in Tony's Corvette to come in early with him to every home game - thought the lingering wisps over the field gave Fenway an odd look.
Red Sox Manager John Farrell and a trainer popped out of the dugout and joined a congregation of concerned players around Pomeranz. Meanwhile, he swiped his second base of the year.
"That's a base running play, and I think a calculated risk".
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"Knowing that they're going to attack him with curveballs or breaking balls with depth, still with bases loaded, he's got to throw the ball over the plate", Farrell explained.
Lost in the bullpen's meltdown was the Yankees' continued poor hitting with runners in scoring position.
Friday night's loss was as crushing a defeat as the Yankees have had all season.
Last year, pitcher David Price reported hearing racial taunts at Fenway Park. Couple good pitches. Probably the first one was the best one I had to hit the whole at-bat.
Red Sox: RHP Rick Porcello has won each of his last three starts, but is 0-3 with a 3.79 ERA in three starts against the Yankees this season.
So, what made it memorable? Rafael Devers keeps on winning.
Sale entered the game 14-4 with a 2.51 ERA, including a 1.98 ERA in his previous 11 starts.
NY found themselves down early in Friday's game after starter Jordan Montgomery allowed a two run home run to Red Sox rookie Rafael Devers in the second inning. He got ahead 3-1 before fouling one off, then Reed beat him with a 94 miles per hour fastball.
But there it was.
"Those are just bad pitches", Sale said.
Then again, we've learned not to get ahead of ourselves with this group, either way. Frazier's homer turned out to be the game-winner. "I feel like when I'm able to finish my pitches". The back and forth. "That's why we call it a game of adjustments".
"He just got the best of me that time", Judge said.
Sale finished with nine strikeouts in the loss, bringing his total to 250 for the season. That came from Devers, of course.
Now, they head up to Boston to start what will be a pivotal matchup against the Red Sox.
The 24-year-old, obviously, appeared to be fine and stayed in the game.
The calvalcade of milestones for the lefty hitter doesn't stop with the homers.
According to MLB Stats, the Red Sox have three different players hitting well over a.400 batting average over the last week of baseball. In addition to the Red Sox, that would mean the owner of a large souvenir stand across the street from Fenway Park, as well as a hamburger restaurant on the corner, he said.
LeBron James and Martina Navratilova, among others, have used Twitter to strongly criticize Trump's shifting comments about the protests in Charlottesville, and another National Basketball Association star, Kevin Durant, said he would skip a possible visit by the league champion Warriors to the White House because "I don't respect who's in office right now".
Nevertheless, "This team really fights", Girardi said. It was capped off by Betts' two-run double, the celebration of which you can see at the top of this post.