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Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Rick Porcello, Matt Barnes

Divisional Round - New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox - Game One Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

It’s been 14 years since the last Red Sox-Yankees playoff game. Well, last night was a reminder for you of what it’s like. (Chad Finn; Boston Globe)

Despite the win, it goes without saying that the bullpen needs to be better. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

The good news was that Matt Barnes mostly looked good in his inning of work. If that continues, he can be an important force in the ‘pen. (Evan Drellich; NBC Sports Boston)

The surprise impact arm was Rick Porcello in the eighth. He couldn’t wait for that chance. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

While the bullpen was bad, the starting pitching — specifically, Chris Sale — was great. (Greg Bedard; Boston Sports Journal) ($$$)

On Saturday night, it’s David Price’s chance to answer the questions in Game Two. (Bill Doyle; Providence Journal)