Home Runs Power Red Sox Sweep Of Yankees
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The Boston Red Sox rocked Fenway Park Sunday night in front of a national television audience with a homer barrage that beat the New York Yankees and swept them out of Fenway, tails between their legs and whimpering like scared canines. Sure they were injured, their starting pitching in tatters. But it's all part of the game, fellahs.
Daisuke Matsuzaka was not able to tame the potent Yankees lineup. Most teams will be unable to this year. It was 3-0 New York going into the bottom of the 3rd. I'll let the Hartford Courant's Jeff Jacobs take over from here. He says it better than I ever could........
"With two out in the third inning and the Yankees leading 3-0, Manny Ramirez crushed a 1-and-2 fastball deep into the Monster seats in left-center field for his second home run of the season.
Manny. Home run.
J.D. Drew. Home run.
Mike Lowell. Home run.
Jason Varitek. Home run.
"It certainly brought some life to the ballpark in a hurry," Francona said.
Back to back to back to back. And if John Sterling hadn't been so down-in-the-mouth over in the Yankees radio booth, we're sure he would have been screaming, "Belly to belly to belly to belly!"
When they played "Brass Bonanza" after Drew drove a 1-and-2 slider into the right-center field seats, man, you could have sworn Kevin Dineen or Ulfie Samuelsson could come to the plate and hit one off Wright.
Instead, it was Lowell who drove a 1-and-1 pitch over the Monster seats, past the Coke bottles, over everything for the third home run in a row.
OK, now we're looking for the history books - just in case. Now, we're hitting Google for every little historical tie-in and piece of minutiae - just in case.
Varitek lined a 1-and-0 fastball into the Monster seats.
"Just in case" just happened.
The four consecutive home runs tied the major league record. It had been done only four times before......"
Well said, Jeff. The entire article is linked when you click on the title of this post. Though the Sox lead then was 4-3, the Yankees came back against Daisuke to take a 5-4 lead. Until the 7th. Until Mikey Lowell, Sunday's hero, stepped to the plate with two men on and hit his second home run of the day. The victim this time? Scott Procter. The Sox never trailed after that, with the Darkman (Hideki Okajima), Brendan Donnelly and Paps finishing the game. Paps earned the save, the Red Sox had swept, and all was right with RSN. It doesn't get any better.
Now the reeling Toronto Blue Jays come to town, and then, after 2 games with the hot hot Orioles, it will be time to take a short road trip. To New York City. A place called Yankee Stadium, where the Red Sox will try for their 4th straight over the pinstripers. But tonight the Sox go for their 6th win in a row. Tim Wakefield will be on the hill, and if he pitches like he has been recently, good things will happen. And that would be so sweet.
Have a great Monday, everyone. And if you see a sad looking person today during your daily travels, odds are he or she is a Yankee fan. Red Sox Forever.