NYY 3, BOS 0 – Sabathia Unhittable, Sox Fall

On Saturday night, the Sox-Yanks rivalry added another thrilling match to their dossier.

The game was hotly contested for the first seven innings. The game was scoreless through 5 ½, before the Yankees broke through in the sixth on a Robinson Cano homer to left : NYY 1, BOS 0.

The Yankees added two more on a bloop single with two-outs in the eighth. Wagner placed a fastball on the inside corner, but Damon got just enough on it to bloop it over Pedroia's head.

On Saturday night, the Sox and Yanks added another thrilling match to their rivalry’s dossier.
The game was hotly contested for the first seven innings. The game was scoreless through 5 ½, before the Yankees broke through in the sixth on a Robinson Cano homer to left : NYY 1, BOS 0.
The Yankees added two more on a bloop single with two-outs in the eighth. Wagner placed a fastball on the inside corner, but Damon got just enough on it to bloop it over Pedroia’s head.
Damon’s single came about as the result of a botched pickle, where Chris Woodward dropped the ball while attempting to tag Brett Gardner at third. With one out at the time, the Derek Jeter strikeout that followed would have been the third of the inning, ending the rally with the Sox down just 1-0.
Instead, closer Mariano Rivera entered the game in the 9th with a 3-run cushion, instead of a razor-thin 1-0 lead. Still, the Sox were unable to plate either of their two 9th-inning baserunners and Woodward’s play was not an easy one either: he had to make a quick swipe to have any chance at putting out Gardner.
In the end, C.C. Sabathia’s pristine outing and the Yankees’ relief were too much for the Sox bats. If Boston has any hope of playoff success, they will have to find a way to hit the Yankees’ ace. One hit in seven innings is never enough, even with a quality start from Daisuke.
Today’s award for “Though I had success today, I swear I will make you hate me before this is over” goes to Daisuke Matsuzaka for allowing his alter-ego “Walksuzaka” to take the mound today. Though he threw 7 innings of one-run ball, Dice-K walked five, while striking out just three.
For next time, the Sox should work on getting the bat on the ball. With 12 strikeouts in 32 plate appearances, it is no wonder that the team was shutout.
6 ½ games up on Texas, eight games to go. The Sox should be able to close out the wildcard in the next few days – then they can turn their full attention to Anaheim.
With Lester apparently OK from last night’s scare, they should be at full strength for the playoffs. And, don’t fret, Sabathia won’t be this good every time out.
Next Game: Sunday, 1:05 pm at NYY: Paul Byrd v. Andy Pettitte

Categories: Boston Red Sox C.C. Sabathia Daisuke Matsuzaka Game Recap New York Yankees

10 Responses to “NYY 3, BOS 0 – Sabathia Unhittable, Sox Fall” Subscribe

  1. marcos September 26, 2009 at 4:31 PM #

    9-9 for the season.

  2. Sean O September 26, 2009 at 5:13 PM #

    Hey New Yorkers living in Boston: go back to that shithole you have down south and leave the real city to Bostonians and the Europeans. We don't want your rat-infested slum, we don't want your dumb asses here.

  3. Orange Julius September 26, 2009 at 5:38 PM #

    So, us beating the Baltimores and tanking Rays wasn't what it appeared? This is the same fraud of a team that was struggling in August. All they have done in the 2nd half is beat weak teams and lose to good teams–unless we had the umps help. They suck and should go golfing instead wasting our time and rolling over in the playoffs.

  4. marcos September 26, 2009 at 5:42 PM #

    Are you drunk? or did you get assaulted by Yankee fans tonight?

  5. Gerry September 26, 2009 at 7:56 PM #

    Sean is just getting ready for the playoffs. NY, the city, offers so much, like the Gug, the Met, Broadway, the Battery & Statue of Liberty, incredible food, but I simply can't like today's Yankees or their arrogant fans who have been led to believe that buying a championship is the same as winning one. They remind me of the schoolyard bullies who take what they want because they can. They fall hard and fast when they fall.
    That said, CC was awesome today. He really did advance his Cy case, though I'm still hoping Greinke can do it. And this was just Daisuke's 3rd start following his DL. He did great. We have now seen his best and his worst (today), and his worst should have won him that game today. This is a strong rotation, just in time.

  6. Sean O September 26, 2009 at 9:13 PM #

    Gerry, if NYC is that f'n great, then the NY scum is welcome to stay there.

  7. rico petrocelli September 27, 2009 at 3:15 AM #

    Hi Guys,
    Yes the heat begins. I am a NY based Red Sox fan so not sure where you want me to go.
    Dinner with arrogant Yankee fan last night. They are annoying, detestable really, but it must be understood they haven't won much in a LONG time and they are the biggest chokers in sports history…hard to live down. The vaunted Jeter, Posada, Mari-ono and Petit are the worst chokers in sports history…and the sox staged the greatest comeback in sports history. He expects the wins, and expects the Ring. I DID remind him that they are 0 for Century. That usually works but, fact is they have schooled us second half and our best-in-baseball record since 8/8 has nearly been matched by them. So we did the right thing …we bet on it. I stack Beckett Lester against CC and bizzarooburnettt (could show up) or 4runPetit (could show up. Our #4 starter held his own with their @1 last night (of course their #4 tamed us Friday.)
    I also think Verlander Jackson could puncture them.
    A lot at stake here for Yankee fans, who expect to get what they paid for

  8. marcos September 27, 2009 at 3:52 AM #

    Actually the won 1 championship this century. 2000 is part of this century.

  9. radiohix September 27, 2009 at 5:05 AM #

    Re: Marcos
    Technically it's not! because the first year of this century is 2001.
    2000 is the 10th year of the 90s! Anyway, they're still the Biggest chokers in the history of baseball :)

  10. marcos September 27, 2009 at 5:55 AM #

    I didn't know that.