Sep 15 2007

Red Sox Vs. Yankees – September 15, 2007

Yankees Red Sox

Today, the Red Sox struck hard and this time the bullpen did not give up the lead…the 9 run lead that is. The Red Sox went on to beat the Yankees 10-1 in the middle game of the three game series. Josh Beckett was amazing today just like he has been all season. He gave up 3 hits and 1 run (solo HR to Jeter in the 1st inning) in his 7 column outing. Now the only 19 game winner in the majors, it places him number 1 for the AL Cy Young ahead of C.C. Sabathia by 3 points.

After a stalemate game going into the bottom of the 5th, the Red Sox got a 1 run lead at 2-1 when Lowell singled to bring Ellsbury home. The next inning, the Red Sox got some insurance runs after some hard hitting to Yankees catcher Posada. Hinske came around third and plowed over Jorge but was unable to score as Posada held on to the ball. After that, Ellsbury and Ortiz got hits that scored 3 more runs. When Ellsbury came around third, this time the Sox got the best of Posada by sliding under the tag and scoring.

Even though the Sox didn’t need the runs, they wanted to make sure the Yankees didn’t have a chance to come back tonight and in the 7th inning, they piled up 4 more runs on 2 hits and 5 walks by Yankees pitchers that took 41 minutes to play. Leading 9-1, Eric Hinske thought that he would get the Sox into the double digits by putting up a solo HR in the 8th inning to top the game out. In the top of the 9th, Corey came in to close the game and got one quick out and then walked a batter, but it didn’t matter because the next batter (first at bat in the majors) grounded into a game ending double play.

The Red Sox advance to 90-59 and retake a 5 1/2 game lead in the AL East. Hopefully tomorrow we can end the series by winning the rubber game and make it 6 1/2 game lead. For that to happen, Curt Schilling will need to out pitch Roger Clemens in a battle of the elder vetrens and a repeat of the 2001 World Series. The Sox will need to get to Clemens early in the game and get hit pitch count up so that his “injury” will prevent him from being the ROCKET. This is a man who has won 7 Cy Young Awards and is up there in MLB records for Career Strikeouts, Wins and ERA. He may be going to the Hall of Fame, but the 45 year old can be beat.

Go Red Sox!!!

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Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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