100 mile killer autumn man. Yankees sent home after 3 years.
Boston Red Sox fireballer Nathan Iovaldi (31) showed off his “Autumn Man” power again.
Iobaldi took the mound as a starting pitcher in the 2021 American League wild card game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston on the 6th (Korea Standard Time) and became the winning pitcher with four hits, one home run, eight strikeouts and one run in five⅓ innings.
He effectively blocked the Yankees’ batters by spraying 100 miles of fastball. Boston defeated the Yankees 6-2 and advanced to the division series (best-of-five series). They will compete with the Tampa Bay Rays, the No. 1 winner in the American League, to advance to the championship series.
When Boston won the 2018 World Series, Iobaldi took the mound in six postseason games (22이닝3 innings) and played a big role with two wins, two holds, one loss, and a 1.61 ERA. He played as a starter until Game 3 of the Division Series and Championship Series, but later changed his role to a bullpen pitcher, laying the foundation for winning the World Series with “six extra innings of fighting spirit.
At that time, in Game 3 of the Division Series (best-of-five), Iobaldi took the mound as a starting pitcher against the Yankees and became the winning pitcher with five hits and one run in seven innings. He took the lead in the series with 1 win and 1 loss to 2 wins and 1 loss, while Boston advanced to the championship series with 3 wins and 1 loss. The Yankees, who met again on the fall stage for the first time in three years, were eliminated again this time.
In this year’s regular season, Iobaldi faced the Yankees a lot. He started in six games and was normal with two wins, two losses and a 3.71 ERA. However, he also showed the aspect of a winner in the postseason, a “single-round match,” in which he was eliminated if he lost. He was not pushed back at all in the showdown with Garrett Cole (New York Yankees), the “380 billion man.”
Anthony Lizzo, the first batter in the first inning, was handled with a 98.8-mile fastball with a fly ball to first base. Aaron Judge caught two outs with a right fielder fly ball with his second 97.9-mile fastball. He threw his second slider (87.6 miles) to Giancarlo Stanton for the first time and hit a big hit against the top of the green monster, but struck out Joey Gallo with a swing.
In the second inning, he struck out Brett Gardner and Kyle Higashioka in a row with an 80-mile curve. Iobaldi pitched 11 consecutive batters with a pitch that properly mixed 100 miles of fastballs, curves, and sliders from 2 outs and 1 base in the 2nd inning to 1 out in the 6th inning.
After one out in the sixth inning, Anthony Rizzo threw a 79-mile curve for the first pitch and allowed a solo home run over the right pole. Jersey then hit an infield hit to shortstop and handed over the ball to bullpen pitchers.