Sunday, June 03, 2007

Red Sox Stomp The Bumbling Bullpenless Yankees Right Into The Ground....Literally!

For the Yankees, this game was a horror show, especially the 7th inning, the inning that showed the whole country just how bad the Yankees really are, in the field and in their bullpen. Their losing record is no surprise, not after seeing that. Players out of place, missed fly balls, dual errors by Jeter, one leading to an injury, and a bullpen that would be more suited to a Single A club. And that was all in one inning, an inning that probably seemed 3 days long for the team on the field. For a Red Sox fan like me, it was about 35 minutes of great entertainment. Oscar worthy and Emmy winning. And then knowing that the 8th and 9th would be taken care of by the Darkman, Hideki Okajima, and Paps, well, that was just icing on the cake. Sweet and delicious. Every last bite!
The offensive star of the game was Mikey Lowell, who has 45 RBI, tied with AROD. He was everywhere in this game. He made the plays, he had 3 hits and he was a warrior in the truest sense of the word on the basepaths. He said this about his aggressive and winning ways on the basepaths....

" Even when it was suggested to Lowell that his hit on Cano might open up a can of worms, he simply said, “What’s the retaliation? They’re going to hit me for playing the game hard? I’ll take that as a good reward.”

Peter right here, and he was the star of the game, a game in which every Sox player but the one with the streak had a base hit. But Youkilis, unselfish player that he is, took 3 walks. Now that's a class act and an All Star to be first baseman, at the plate AND in the field. And Joe Torre, the Yankee skipper, had this to say.....

"You give any club extra outs and it is dangerous. You give this club extra outs and it's suicide."

Peter here, still smiling. And the Sox showed, at least yesterday, why they have the best record in baseball. No, Schill was not good, at least not after the 5th inning. Either was the rapidly aging, even more so than Schill, Mike Mussina. But every other facet of their game was on display, and when compared to their opponent, well, there IS no comparison. CASE CLOSED.

Tonight it's ESPN time, with the always tough Andy Pettitte ready to face our "golden guy," Josh "Baseball" Beckett. If this was an afternoon game, there'd be no weather problems. But there's a wall of water streaming up the east coast, just into southern New Jersey as I type these words to you. Three inches plus of rain is not out of the question. The Yankees would probably like to tuck their tails between their legs and skulk off to Chicago. I hope that gametime arrives dry, but I have my doubts. "If it becomes at all doubtful," using the exact words that the Titanic's captain uttered before he went to his cabin for his aborted night's sleep, I'll be back with a link you can click on for the best radar view of the upcoming approaching storminess. Until then, bring on dem bums!

Click on the title of this post for more delightful Yanks/Sox stuff, courtesy of the Hartford Courant's Jeff Jacobs. When he writes Red Sox, it is MUST reading for all of us! His wonderful commentary is all about Mike Lowell, OUR Mike Lowell, another All Star infielder on this team we love to love. The Boston Red Sox. Thanks Jeff!!

18 Comments:

At 6/03/2007 8:59 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

In The Words of a Fine Southern Gentleman, known as "The Sophocles Of The Diamond"(No, Not Joe Buck), these pearls of wisdom were passed onto the audience, yesterday:

"John Henry trades in Futures-George Steinbrenner was trading in Futures & Those Futures Aren't Too Bright";

Forecast is for a Yankees-Free October.

 
At 6/03/2007 9:16 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Thanks Michael...my late afternoon/evening was filled with 7th inning joy! Check out baseballmusings.com for something that made me SO happy! Enjoy this Sunday, as the rain approaches, steady........north by east. Towards OUR Fenway.

 
At 6/03/2007 9:24 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

No icebergs in sight, though!

 
At 6/03/2007 9:29 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Checking NBC Weather +, reveals Cloudy at 8PM, 56 Degrees F at Game Time on ESPN, but raining in The Hub, up to .13 of an Inch of rain.

 
At 6/03/2007 9:30 AM, Blogger JaySpay said...

The Yankees inhabit the Titanic so iceberg or not it's a ship that is going down!!

 
At 6/03/2007 9:31 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And a whole lot more of that wet stuff.......I like the match up tonight....but I have a certain feeling about ex-tropical storm Barry...I thing he's in a hurry! Maybe he has reservations at LEGAL SEAFOOD before the game.

 
At 6/03/2007 9:32 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hey Jay! Did you see the 7th?

 
At 6/03/2007 12:32 PM, Blogger Middle Relief said...

Its interesting when the Sox play physical baseball Francona says its "hard" baseball. When the shoe is on the other foot, Yukes wants to storm the mound and others want to complain to a reporter so their name can get some print to prove they are in the show.

At the end of the day, regardless of win/loss record, the Sox and their fans showed their true colors as the ultimate brats who want to dish it out but can't take it.

 
At 6/03/2007 12:40 PM, Blogger ian said...

Congrats on the mention in baseball musings.

and to michael, it definitely will be a Yankees-Free October

 
At 6/03/2007 1:00 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hello MR... I have to differ...

 
At 6/03/2007 1:19 PM, Blogger Nodd Blossom said...

Hey Petes, whatever u said i agree comepletely,

 
At 6/03/2007 1:19 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

MR, as I was saying. I do have patience, and I'm glad you left your comment. And there is basebal tonight, though I almost doubt it, on ESPN. Weahtr-iffy! Did you you notice the standing ovation the Fenway crowd gave your first baseman? Just because the Yanks showed all their faults in front of a baseball-hungry nation, you CANNOT fault the fans.
Again, thank you for reading and commenting. I really appreciate it! And we have to hope the great pitching match up happens. Be well!! Peter

 
At 6/03/2007 1:22 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

MR, I did mean to correct my spelling, but maybe the Yankees should correct their baseball! Have a great Sunday, and I mean that! Peter Mark N.
And I must say this to the newest PRSF fan....her blog name is Nodd Blossom, and her blog name fits her perfectly! Thanks NB.......

 
At 6/03/2007 6:00 PM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

If you need a Laugh, my Fenway-Geddon Piece is up.

 
At 6/04/2007 6:10 AM, Blogger Middle Relief said...

Jon P is no MO Rivera. 2nd straight series loss against the Bombers.

 
At 6/04/2007 6:46 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

MR, I'll take Paps over Mo anytime....age has something to do with that...Mo is nearing the final couple of years while Paps is just getting started. And if you compare their '07 stats, well, you're wrong, MR. But at the end of the season, Mo will be near the top in just about everything. See you in late August (your team, I meant. I hope you continue to stop by and comment. You know your baseball.)

 
At 6/04/2007 9:18 AM, Blogger Samantha said...

I got to go to the game Saturday and it was amazing, just the right amount of suspense and drama a RedSox gal lives for lol !

 
At 6/04/2007 10:00 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Thanks Samantha.......the game was amazing....you must have had a great time.
And now it's off to the left coast.

 

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