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Yanks vs. Boston

After yesterday’s 13-6 blowout by the Yanks over the Sox, today’s game promised to be a pitcher’s duel, as so often seems to happen after hitting dominates a game, but especially because of the two quality starting pitchers facing each other. A.J. Burnett (Yanks) and Josh Beckett (Sox) lived up to expectations and pitched their teams into an amazing contest. And what a contest–14 scoreless innings until A-Rod broke out of a 70-or-so at bat homerless slump by crushing a game-winning shot into the Red Sox bullpen in left field in the bottom of the 15th. What a great game! As much as I despise Boston, the play of the game was J.D. Drew’s catch of Eric Hinske’s line shot to right field in the bottom of the 14th. Great catch! And both bullpens did a great job, too. I actually felt kind of sorry for the young Japanese pitcher who gave up A-Rod’s game-winning blast–I have an affinity for Asians. :rolleyes:

The whole game, all 5 1/2 hours of it, was an edge-of-your-seat thriller. The Yankees extended their lead to 4 1/2 games over Boston in another great hallmark game in the decades-old battle between the two teams. If this isn’t the BEST rivalry in ANY sport, then I don’t know what is. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.

2 comments to Yanks vs. Boston

  • OGM

    I am officially pooped ! Not only was the game long but it was emotionally draining. I was actually happy it FINALLY ended after interminable innings ! But now I’m rested and ready for the 4:10 start of today’s game ! I think the new pitcher was impressive … under tremendous pressure and held up remarkably well….Beckett and the entire ‘pen proved they can go the distance. Papelbon must have been really choming at the bit but there just wasn’t the save opportunity available. Buckholz goes today against CC and that will prove the young pitcher’s mettle…on verra, eh ?

  • MontanaRon

    Hope springs eternal, eh?