A Bullpen Massacre For The Yankees Over The Red Sox
Let me begin this rather short Thursday morning post by giving you the score of the Yankee-Red Sox game from last night, inning by inning. After 1, it was 3-1 NY, after 2, it was 3-2 NY, and after 3, it was still 3-2. During the fourth, things began to get out of hand for starter Buchholz, PEMANENTLY. At least for the night. The Sox scored 1 in the top of the frame to tie the game at 3 but New York chased Clay with 4 runs of their own in the bottom of the inning. Buch had thrown 85 pitches in just 3 2/3 innings. NOT ACCEPTABLE. So after 4 complete, it was 7-3 Bad Guys. But the Red Sox never gave up (that's why we love them!) and scored 6 in the top of the fifth, but the Yankees came up with another 4 spot off of terrible, at least for this appearance, Julian Tavarez, and led 11-9. Boston's scoring was finished for the night, and the Yankees added yet another 4 runs in the bottom of the 8th to conclude the night's run tally. Mike Timlin was the 8th inning "sad sack" pitcher and for the third time in 4 mound appearances he literally stunk up the place. That aroma travelled all the way to north central Connecticut, to my backyard, in fact. He was THAT ineffective. His ERA is a dandy 27.00. Stay in the 'pen, Mike, unless the Sox have a double digit lead. Final score was an ugly 15-9 in favor of the New York Yankees, who were the better of the two clubs, at least for one night. Wang's pitches just did not have that signature sink, and he was dead meat. The same thing was true about the Sox hurlers, save one (Aardsma).
Kevin Youkilis fouled a ball squarely off his left big toe, and he is doubtful for tonight's game. Thank goodness there was no break. He and Manny are our hottest hitters. As for the bullpen, only Aardsma was great. Buchholz, Tavarez and Timlin would have been better off watching this game at home! But we have our best going tonight, Josh "Baseball" Beckett, and he'll be facing the aging veteran, Mike Mussina. As I said in my Wednesday post, I favored the Yankees in game one and the Red Sox in game two. Let's hope that proves to be the case. And may we all TURN THE PAGE! Together....NOW!!
Click on this post's title for everything you wanted or didn't want to know about the Wednesday night bullpen massacre, and as always, BE WELL. We'll get 'em tonight. I just KNOW it! And I'd love to respond to your comments. It might take me a while to get to them (the latest would be in the early morning hours), but I will. Promise. Would I let you down? Nevah!!