Saturday, September 15, 2007

Revenge Is Sweet

What a game this afternoon. Final score, Red Sox 10, Yankees 1. The only Yankee run was off of a Derek Jeter in the first inning. The Sox immediately answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the first. And it stayed 1-1 for quite a while as both pitchers shone. Beckett was the victor, though, when the Sox blew it open with runs in the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th. And this time, the defense held on. The crowning blow was the only home run for the Sox from Hinske in the bottom of the 8th. One downer was Youk getting hit in the left forearm/wrist with a pitch from Wang. The X-rays showed a contusion (fancy word for bruise??), so he should be good soon. Beckett got 7 Ks in the game as he became the only 19 game winner in the MLB. Here's looking for 20!!

Here's the box.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E

NYY (84-64) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0

BOS (90-59) 1 0 0 0 1 3 4 1 X 10 12 0

W: J. Beckett (19-6, 3.20); L: C. Wang (18-7, 3.82)
HR: NYY: D. Jeter (10). BOS: E. Hinske (6).

If the Tigers hang on and beat the Twins, they will move to only 3.5 behind the Yanks in the wild card race.

One more game in this series tomorrow evening. I'll watch as much as I can before I have to go to work. :-(

TTFN, y'all