"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Game recap: Yankees at Red Sox 6/2/07

I feel sick writing the recap, but here goes...

The Yankees are good: good at blowing leads, good at botching double play balls, and good at ripping the hearts out of their devoted fans. The Yankees blew three different leads Saturday afternoon in a 10-6 loss against the Boston Red Sox.

The Yankees took an early 1-0 lead on a Melky Cabrera home run. The Red Sox then tied it and then took a 3-1 lead in the fourth inning off Mike Mussina.

It stayed that way until the top of the sixth, when catcher Jorge Posada hit a three-run home run off Schilling to knock him out of the game. Doug Mientkiewicz later hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 5-3 lead. In the bottom of the sixth, Mussina surrendered back-to-back home runs to Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek to tie the game at 5 apiece.

Derek Jeter hit a solo shot over the monster to retake the lead for the final time. The bottom of the seventh is where the game was won.

Scott Proctor was beginning his second inning when David Ortiz led off the inning with a fly ball that was badly misplayed by Bobby Abreu in right field. Manny Ramirez was then intentionally walked, followed by an unintentional walk to Kevin Youkilis. Lowell then hit a grounder to second, Robinson Cano gave Jeter a bad throw, and then Jeter bounced a ball to Mientkiewicz. Lowell, hustling down the line, hit Mientkiewicz in the head with his thigh. Two runs scored on the play to give the Red Sox a 7-6 lead. Mientkiewicz had to be carted off the field.

With one out and runners on at first and second, Proctor induced a ground ball. However, the double play ball went through Jeter's leg, allowing the inning to continue. The Red Sox then scored three more runs, putting the game out of reach.

Joe Torre left himself open for many second guesses. He issued two intentional walks in the seventh inning, he didn't have anyone warming up when Proctor began his second inning, and he arguably should've taken Mussina out after allowing the home run to Lowell.

With this defeat, the Yankees fall to 23-30. Andy Pettitte will start for the Yankees tomorrow night against Josh Beckett.

The Yankees received more bad news during the game. Roger Clemens will not make his 2007 debut against the Chicago White Sox, as his groin is bothering him. Kei Igawa will most likely start in his place.


Anonymous said...

nice recap. it was a frustrating loss today because i felt like we could have won that game. i have to agree that there is a double standard when it comes to arod. people put him under such intense scrutiny that they are blinded when it comes to what surrounds them. but hey, he's the highest player right? he deserves the treatment he gets. NOT.

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