Results for tag: Red Sox
Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Sep 25, 2010 at 02:21:42 AM

Enough already!

It is apparent that the Yankees are going to the postseason. It is also obvious and maybe a little blatant that they are willing to sacrifice a few regular season games for the scope of the bigger picture.

In other words, saying that winning the division and getting home field is all talk. It is hardly backed up by actions and that’s fine to some extent but hardly fine when you look as awful as most of the last three nights.

Most gets thrown in there because the Yankees almost pulled it off by getting the tying run up with two outs in the ninth of last night’s 10-8 loss.

In fact it might have been an impressive home run filled 8-7 victory if not for one of those sacrificial decisions.

That would be after Andy Pettitte was shelled for seven runs and 10 hits in 3 1/3

Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Aug 9, 2010 at 11:30:01 PM

In many instances, a game that takes three hours, 33 minutes does not end at 2-1.  Usually it's a slugfest, but today's game between the Yankees and Red Sox was among the more interesting the teams have played.

A game like this is so intriguing because one move, one swing or one pitch could alter its outcome and at the end, you're left wondering what if?

That is the case for the losing side, which in this case was the Yankees, who were 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and stranded 11.  The trickiness and intrigue began when the Yankees reached the seventh and put two on.

First Jorge Posada singled.  And since Posada is slow, is the strategy here to pinch run Gardner to try and move from first to third on a single or steal a base and score on a base hit?