Tim Nevrett: My View from the Red Sox Booth

NEW YORK CITY – JUST 361 days away from introducing Major League Baseball’s oldest and fiercest rivalry to European fans in London, the Red Sox and Yankees are back, front and center tonight at Yankee Stadium.

Pitching some of his best baseball over the last three weeks, sometimes temperamental lefty David Price ( 9-5 3.66 ERA) takes the hill in the Bronx opposite flame-throwing ace right hander, Luis Severino ( 12-2 2.10 ERA) on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball at 8:08 p.m., flipping the page on another chapter of this made-for-TV baseball reality series.

As the Red Sox and Yankees continue to punch and counter-punch their way through this historic 2018 Major League campaign, each matchup fans the flames of this rivalry and continues to heat up the

summer.

Since May 1, the top two American League East foes have not led or trailed each other by more than two games in the standings and there is no end to this see-saw battle in sight.’

New York still has the issue of having played four fewer games than the Red Sox at this point, due to poor weather postponements earlier in the season, which could have a profound effect on the standings when it is all said and done.

Buckle up and settle in tonight if you are planning on watching (you should listen) the third game of this classic divisional showdown considered the heavyweight main event completing today’s card of baseball bouts.

Expect it to be a long, drawn-out chess match. They usually are.