I really don’t know what else to talk about anymore. The pitching was all right, the offense scored a little. And the bullpen wasn’t terrible. It all adds up but the Red Sox were just little better in every one of those stats than we were. It’s that simple.
CC took the bump and was really good through seven innings. He came back out for the eighth and wasn’t able to get a guy out. He left three possible runs on base that came back to bite him in the butt. He finished the game with four earned runs, including the three in the eighth inning. He must have ran out of juice. Brad Penny on the other side was also very good. He pitched well in a six inning effort giving up six hits, a walk, but no runs. Manny Delcarmen gave up three runs in the seventh inning after coming in for Penny. He was then relieved by Takashi Saito who finished up the inning and saved what was left of Delcarmen’s professionalism. The Yanks had the lead but CC would give it back up in the eighth.
So overall, the pitching wasn’t terrible. It was STELLAR through the seven innings. But in the eighth it crumbled to pieces. The Sox’ pitching was also very good. It was tough to lose one in which there was such good pitching.
The offense was able to score some runs, but it took until the seventh to get it going. We couldn’t get anything off Penny who only allowed six hits and a walk. Manny Delcarmen was kinder to us and gave us three. That was all we’d get though and that is a little disappointing. Here are my top performers for the day.
- Alex Rodriguez: 1-3, 2 RBI
- Francisco Cervelli: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 Run
- Melky Cabrera: 2-4, 1 Run
- Hideki Matsui: 2-3
- Derek Jeter: 2-5
- CC Sabathia: 1 ER through seven. AFter that, he’s not on this list
IT was another tough loss to the Red Sox and I am very disappointed. Maybe we’ll get ’em next time. We’ve got interleague play coming up and maybe we can score some more and have good pitching against our opponents (Mets, Marlins, Nats, Braves).