• August 21st @ The Red Sox

    Posted by on August 21st, 2009 · Comments (4)

    I cannot believe Nick Swisher dogging it…and costing the Yankees their 21st run in this game. (Yes, I’m kidding here.)

    This one was two games – the first five innings and the last four innings.

    New York killed Boston in that first game, 12-4. But, New York barely got by Boston in that second game, 8-7. In the end, when you combine the two, the Yanks won by nine – and, thank you, Terry Francona, for leaving Michael Bowden in this contest, for as long as you did, because the seven runs that he allowed (in 2 innings) was a huge part of the cushion in this overall blowout.

    Speaking of thanks, how about “No thanks!” to Brian Bruney for making this one…uminteresting in the 6th and 7th innings? There were a couple of moments in those frames where I thought “Oh, no, a slam here and this thing is going to start and shift…” Happy to say, that never happened. Whew.

    So, how about tomorrow?

    Well, on September 26, 2008 the Yanks pounded the Sox, 19-8, at Fenway and then did not play the next day. And, of course, on October 16, 2004, in the ALCS, the Yanks pounded the Sox, 19-8, at Fenway and we all know what happened the next day. Also, on June 19, 2000 the Yanks pounded the Sox, 22-1, at Fenway and won the next day, 3-0.

    So, that’s one day-after zero, one day-after loss, and one day-after win. That makes it 1-1-0, right? Let’s hope that tomorrow’s day-after result is another “W” and changes that day-after line to 2-1-0…

    …because, if the Yankees win tomorrow, and can then sweep on Sunday, we will be able to shout out “Los calcetines rojos son muertos!” – for the first time since August of 2006.

    Comments on August 21st @ The Red Sox

    1. Evan3457
      August 21st, 2009 | 11:45 pm

      Just want to see AJ pitch a good game against the Sox in Fenway, and get back to his longtime pattern vs. them from before this season.

      If they win it, fine. If not, they have the one win they had to have in hand.

    2. Tresh Fan
      August 22nd, 2009 | 12:08 am

      Congratulations, New York Yankees: 2009 AL Eastern Division Champions.

      Oh, and how about that Damaso Marte?

    3. YankCrank
      August 22nd, 2009 | 10:46 am

      Yanks did exactly what you want them to do against bad pitchers, at Fenway Park, in August: Light up the score board.

      Very happy with this one, especially because we really only “needed” to take one of these three games. Of course I wish that Bruney didn’t implode, but even if we unfortunately drop the next two games we’re still flyin’ high.

      Good work Yanks, now let’s see how AJ does.

    4. butchie22
      August 22nd, 2009 | 11:58 am

      because, if the Yankees win tomorrow, and can then sweep on Sunday, we will be able to shout out “Los calcetines rojos son muertos!” – for the first time since August of 2006. Quote

      Not quite Steve, they still have the wild card to fall back on. They ain’t dead yet…….Though they are in for a dog fight, which will be fun to watch.

      @ Tresh, I saw Sweeney Murty on SNY yesterday and he mentioned the Mets blowing that lead in 2007 the last few weeks of the season. I’m not popping any champagne until a stake is put through the vampire, it is doused in garlic oil, and it is chained in silver! That hasn’t happened with the Bloody Sox just yet……..

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