Sunday, April 26, 2009

Another Comeback Red Sox Clubbing...Boston 16 NY Yankees 11

It was Mike Lowell's turn to be the hero for the Boston Red Sox Saturday afternoon as he clubbed a seventh inning three run home run and an eighth inning three run double in the next frame to lead his team to an amazingly long but entertaining 16-11 win over the bullpen-less NY Yankees. The starters were not effective...Josh Beckett gave up two runs in first, the third and the fourth to make it 6-0 Yankees. Boston manager Terry Francona said that with the extra day off because of his suspension, he was simply too strong. AJ Burnett started out on fire but fizzled bigtime in the fourth, walking two to set up a five run inning. So the drama began...6-5 Yankees. Jacoby Elsbury hit a fifth inning tater to tie it and the game became a bullpen war. The Boston bullpen, save for Papelbon and Ramirez, was surprisingly ineffective. The Yankee bullpen was and will be hideous until Cashman and company do something about it. Hey Brian, take your time!

Dustin Pedroia, who had a rare error at second that allowed two unearned seventh inning runs, said this after the successful conclusion of the nationally televised Fenway Park marathon...

“I think everyone’s pretty tired but we knew that was going to happen coming in - we’re just fortunate enough to win these two games because they’ve been crazy games,” Dustin Pedroia said. “This winning streak’s a lot better."

So we go again tonight on ESPN & ESPN HD...televised nationally. Gametime is at 8:05pm EDT with Pettitte ready to face Masterson. Can anyone say sweep? Thanks for stopping in and you can click on this post's title for more on yesterday's merriment. As always, BE WELL. The weather in Boston at gametime will be terrific. See ya.


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