Red Sox Power Their Way To Another Victory Over The Yankees...Boston 6 NYY 4
The Boston Red Sox pushed their 2009 record against the New York Yankees to 4-0 with a 6-4 victory Monday night. The game was delayed more than two hours by rain but they got the game in and the good guys won. Jon Lester pitched seven effective innings, giving up his three runs in the fifth inning. He allowed six hits, walked two and struck out TEN. Great job, Jon, and at the perfect time against the perfect foe. The bullpen took over from there with Ramon Ramirez going only one third of an inning and Jonathon Papelbon earning his seventh save. He recorded the last five outs. The final out came with the bases loaded and Robinson Cano at the plate. Paps struck him out. It was another longer than normal outing for Jonathon but he continues to get the job done. Manager Terry Francona had a few words to say after the game...
“I was pleased,” said Sox manager Terry Francona. “It was a long day. We went out with a lot of energy, it ends up being a great night. It was late but it was a good night.”
Late and great...that's a good combination except for early risers like me. I only saw the first couple innings and then I listened to WTIC on the radio until I fell asleep. Big Papi David Ortiz apparently likes the new Stadium...he had two resounding doubles. Jason Bay clubbed a crucial two run home run after the Yankees came within one run and Mike Lowell, who always seems to hit well against the pinstriped ones, contributed two RBIs. Jason Bay said this about his sweet tater...
“I’m glad it stayed fair,” Bay said of the homer. “The Yankees came back. It was a good game, but it gave us more breathing room.”
I like breathing room and the Toronto Blue Jays have less of it. They lost last night, moving Boston to within one game of them in first place. There's another game tonight in the Bronx with Josh Beckett, who is WAYYY due for a great outing, going against Joba Chamberlain. Kevin Youkilis had to leave last night's game with some tightness in his back but we all know he'll be in there to face Joba. The two are not actually that fond of each other, and I put that mildly. I hope to see Youk in there...he and Pedey are the heart and soul of our offense.
Enjoy tonight's festivities as the Boston Red Sox try to keep their 2009 record against the Yankees a perfect one. Game time will be same, shortly after 7pm EDT. As always, BE SAFE. I'll be seeing you...soon. Your comments are welcome and I'll read every one of 'em. Promise. Click on the title of this post for more about the Sox from the Boston Globe. Have a terrific Tuesday...make the most of it.
GO SOX. Now and forever.