Monday, May 4, 2009

Red Sox Rain on Yankee Parade

The Yankees thought they could erase recent memories of Red Sox victories in their new stadium but things did not go as they planned. After a 2 hour + rain delay the game got under way with the Sox offense scoring in each of the first four innings. Jason Bay later added 2 more runs with a homer in the 6th.

Jon Lester pitched very well and had a career high 10 strikeouts. He ran into a little bit of trouble with back to back homers from Damon and Teixiera but settled back down. Ramon Ramirez came in to pitch the 8th but he quickly gave up a home run and a walk so Tito called for Paps to get the 5 out save. The 9th became exciting when Papelbon gave up an infield single, hit a batter and gave up a walk to load the bases with 2 outs before getting a K to end the game. Fist pump followed.

Yankee Stadium looked half full because of the rain delay and pricey seats and you could hear the "let's go Red Sox" chants coming from the crowd. Not want they were looking for out of their $1.5 million palace.

Game notes: Youk left the game in the 6th with a tight lower back and Joe Girardi was ejected for arguing balls and strikes.

Red Sox Win 6-4 BOX SCORE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Red Sox 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 11 0
Yankees 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 4 9 2



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