• April 21st @ The Red Sox

    Posted by on April 21st, 2007 · Comments (5)

    Karstens was not up for the task today. To be honest, the Yankees probably rushed him back too soon. I’m not ready to fold on him yet – because of this game.

    Actually, think of it this way: Karstens was pretty much throwing BP speed and location. The Yankees did not have Posada, Matsui or Damon in the line-up. And, yet, Boston only beat New York by two runs in this game. Further, the Yankees had the winning run at the plate in the 7th (Giambi) and the tying run up at the plate in the 9th (Abreu).

    Give me just two of three from the group of Posada, Matsui and Damon. And, let Mussina or Wang start this game instead of Karstens. You think the outcome would be the same?

    It feels like the Red Sox whipped the Yankees fannies today. But, what the Red Sox really did was that they barely beat a Yankees team that was playing at 60% strength.

    Boston will probably win again tomorrow – and sweep the series. But, if this three game set tells me anything, it tells me that the Yankees should be fine against Boston this season…when New York has a chance to get their tank full again.

    The race doesn’t always go to the swift, but, sometimes to those who keep running. As long as the Yankees can hang close until everyone is back in the line-up, they should be fine.

    And, yes, this is really me and not someone just pretending to be me. And, no, I’m not smoking anything funny nor have I had one drink too many today.

    Comments on April 21st @ The Red Sox

    1. brockdc
      April 21st, 2007 | 9:47 pm

      I realize that Karstens was less than stellar today, but I really wish Joe would start stretching the starters a little bit – especially the fringy ones like Rasner, Karstens, and Wright. Otherwise, this bullpen is going to be toast by mid-July.

    2. dave24s
      April 21st, 2007 | 11:15 pm

      Just got back from Fenway and boy are my arms tired.

      Quick note, Cashman was among the regular people, one section over from me, probably about the tenth row right behind the Ump. I’ve got a picture.

      Anyways, the crowd was pretty decent to me, normal taunting. I sat next to some really good baseball fans (they were Sox fans)and we had a good time. It’s funny, Red Sox nation is absolutely obsessed with the Yankees. I really don’t think the feeling is mutual. It was funny as they all got excited when Papelbon came out – the place erupted. But I couldn’t help but think exactly what steve posted; if we had Matsui, Damon, or Posada, this game would have been much different.

      It was funny to hear the Sox fans taunt A-Rod. “You suck!” “You’ve got nothing!” “Jeter could have done it” and the best, “You suck this year!”

      Anyways, it’s April so I can live. Though it would have been fantastic if Bobby got on in the 9th and A-Rod came up and hit a HR. The place would have gone silent.

      Anyways, here’s to the DL comebacks!

    3. Garcia
      April 22nd, 2007 | 12:44 am

      Finally someone in Yankeeland is rational. People have to realize the Yanks have only played 16 games. So much panic and wanting someone’s head is amazing to me.

    4. April 22nd, 2007 | 8:58 am

      ~~~It’s funny, Red Sox nation is absolutely obsessed with the Yankees. ~~~

      Funny, I’ve talked to about 6 Sox fans so far this season, and they’ve all referred to their early place in the standings with a reference to the Yankees. It’s never “We’re in first” or “We’re in second.” It’s always “We’re tied with the Yankees” or “We’re 2 games ahead of New York.” So, I see your point.

    5. antone
      April 22nd, 2007 | 10:29 am

      Can someone please tell me WHY they keep pitching to Ortiz with men on base? WHY WHY WHY? The HR he hit was a killer.

      I am not worried about Boston, Schilling was not all that great and there were plenty of chances against Beckett until the bottom of the lineup came up to hit. The best pitcher in the series so far has been Pettitte and he should have been left in the other night.

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