On April 23, 2004, when Jose Contreras was getting pounded by the Red Sox, on the YES coverage, Paul O’Neill said something like “You can pitch great against all the other teams, but, if you play for the Yankees, sooner or later, you’re going to have to prove you can pitch against the Boston Red Sox, or you’ll be done.”
After today’s game, you can pretty much say the same thing about the 2011 Yankees. Sooner or later, they’re going to have to prove that they can beat the Boston Red Sox – and tomorrow would be a great time to start.
Yeah, I know it’s only June. But, I’m sorry. Another sweep by Boston this season, at home in the Bronx, will just be too much to take.