Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Game 51 - Red Sox

Yankees 11, Red Sox 3
Record: 31-20

And the rollercoaster heads screaming down once more, courtesy of Andy Pettitte and his complete ownership of the Red Sox. You'd think a lineup with as many stud right-handed hitters as the Sox' would batter his soft-tosses. Sadly, no.

This one wasn't actually as bad as the score might indicate. Sox were down 5-2 going into the bottom of the 8th, during which Matt White, making his Red Sox debut, performed his best Ramiro Mendoza imitation. White went 2/3 of an inning, giving up 6 runs, all earned, for a tidy 81.00 ERA. Kind of a tough spot to put a new guy in, but I guess the Sox need to figure out what they've got as they continue to fling poo at the bullpen walls to see what sticks.

Last night loss means that tonight's game is a big one, if any game in May fits that description. Win and the Sox head to Toronto up 2.5 with a series victory sans Pedro, and send the Yankees to their 6th consecutive series loss. Lose and the Sox are only .5 up and 2-4 on the season against the Yanks. Derek Lowe tries to test his newfound confidence in a road tilt, and Mike Mussina tries to figure out where his stuff went. Nomar's streak ended yesterday, so it's time for Manny to start one of his own. Giddyup.

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