Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Soaring Sox Batter Bumbling Yanks

This one was over after 4, as the potent Sox bats humbled the "old overnight" Randy Johnson. Led by Mark Loretta's three hits, Mikey Lowell's two doubles, and Gonzo's home run, Josh Beckett and our Sox turned a 2-0 Yankee's lead into a 7-2 lead. Except for comic relief, this one was over at that point. Randy Johnson was sent shuffling to the clubhouse after only three and two third innings after a wild and totally ineffective outing, his second in as many starts. His twilight might have come, and if that is the case, it's something the Yankees did not count on this soon, this YEAR.
Josh Beckett allowed a two run homer to the ever selective Jason Giambi, and then he bore down. With a 97 MPH fastball, and pitches that Derek Jeter described as "very few are straight," the Yankees were baffled for seven innings. Foulkie and Seanez effectively finished the lopsided victory.
AROD was a laughingstock at third base, with two errors. Melky Cabrera allowed a wind-blown fly ball to drop, which sent in two more runners safely to the plate. The Sox offense in charge, the Yankees went meekly into this windy, dismal (for them) night, and sent 50,000 of their fans scurrying for the safety of their homes. For on Monday night, Yankee Stadium was anything but a safe haven for its home team. And for us? Jubilation, if only for a night. Curt Schilling goes against Mike Mussina tonight, in a battle of staff aces. Two in a row? How sweet would that be? I can answer that. But you know what? So can you.


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