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Saturday, June 2, 2007

Liveblog: Yankees at Red Sox 6/2/07


Yankees (23-29)
Bobby Abreu - RF
Derek Jeter - SS
Hideki Matsui - LF
Alex Rodriguez - 3B
Jorge Posada - DH
Robinson Cano - 2B
Melky Cabrera - CF
Doug Mientkiewicz - 1B
Wil Nieves - C

Mike Mussina - RHP (2-3, 5.86 ERA)

Red Sox (36-17)
Julio Lugo - SS
Dustin Pedroia - 2B
David Oritz - DH
Manny Ramirez - LF
Kevin Youkilis - 1B
Mike Lowell - 3B
Jason Varitek - C
Wily Mo Pena - RF
Coco Crisp - CF

Curt Schilling - RHP (5-2, 3.68 ERA)

Time: 3:55 p.m.
Radio: WCBS-AM 880

Pregame concerns: Mussina struggled in his last start against the Red Sox (6 2-3 innings, 10 H, 7 ER). He won't blow anyone away with his fastball, so he needs to spot it perfectly. ... Lowell is 9-17 against Mussina. Ramirez is 23-93 off Mussina, but has 6 HR. ... I am not thrilled with the Yankees lineup, but Mussina has does well with Nieves as his catcher.

Prediction: I am discontinuing the prediction segment.

3:01 p.m.: Scott Proctor won't be suspended (source).

4:07 p.m.: Thank you, FOX, for allowing the world's ugliest man (Julian Tavarez) to read the Red Sox lineup.

4:16 p.m.: After allowing two 1-out singles, Mussina gets Ramirez to ground out into a double play.

4:19 p.m.: How many asinine comments will it take for FOX to fire Tim McCarver? "In his walk year, he's done everything but walk," he said.

4:22 p.m.: Cabrera sneaks one around the Pesky Pole. 1-0 Yankees.

4:45 p.m.: Red Sox tie the game at 1 after a Pena double, Crisp sacrifice, and Lugo ground out.

4:49 p.m.: "This is ourrrrrrr country."

4:58 p.m.: Difference between the Yankees and Red Sox: We have Rudy Giuliani sitting by our dugout. The Red Sox have Ben Affleck sitting by theirs.

5:05 p.m.: After a leadoff walk to Ortiz and a double to Ramirez, the Red Sox have two on and no out. We are now in a rain delay.

5:22 p.m.: BREAKING NEWS: RAWJAH CLEMENS will not pitch on Monday, after hurting his groin in his final minor league start (source).

5:33 p.m.: Play is about to resume, and Mussina is still on the mound.

5:40 p.m.: Red Sox take a 2-1 lead after a Lowell RBI single. The bases are still loaded with no out. Kei Igawa will start on Monday. Why? Who knows.

5:42 p.m.: A ground ball to Cano, he goes to tag Lowell who proceeds to ram his body into Cano. He was able to make a bounce throw to Mientkiewicz to complete the double play. 3-1 Red Sox. If Rodriguez did that, everyone would whine and say that was a dirty play. Meanwhile, McCarver is applauding Lowell, saying it is a perfectly legal play and that what Rodriguez did to Pedroia was dirty, as he had already thrown the ball, while Lowell was preventing the ball from being thrown.

6:14 p.m.: Posada hits a 3-run HR to give the Yankees a 4-3 lead in the top of the sixth.

6:31 p.m.: Mussina ALWAYS does this. After the Yankees take a 5-3 lead, he gives up back-to-back home runs to Lowell and Varitek. Now Joe Torre is taking him out.

6:36 p.m.: Oh dear God, Mike Myers is warming up for Ortiz. When will Torre learn that this never works?

6:40 p.m.: Solid inning by the Namesake to keep it a 5-5 game.

6:49 p.m.: Captain Clutch hits a solo home run over the monster to give the Yankees a 6-5 lead. The bullpen needs to hold this lead.

7:04 p.m.: Abreu is so soft in the outfield. He should have easily caught that ball by Ortiz near the wall. Instead, it went for a leadoff double.

7:10 p.m.: Bases loaded, no out. Ground ball to Cano, flips to Jeter, and Jeter makes a bad throw to Mientkiewicz. Two runs score, and Mientkiewicz is down. 7-6 Red Sox.

7:13 p.m.: Looking at the replays, Lowell's leg collided with Mientkiewicz's head. They are now bringing out a cart.

7:21 p.m.: Jeter lets a double play ball (which would have ended the inning) go through his legs, which now leads to an RBI single. 8-6 Red Sox. The Yankees have had three leads and have given all of them up.

7:27 p.m.: 10-6. I give up.


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