Red Sox Hang Record Number on Yanks Again...: for the second time in the last month and a half, the BoSox hang a record beatdown on the Yanks, this time with former Yankee, former Padre, former everybody, David Wells on the mound.
posted by The_Black_Hand to baseball at 11:07 PM - 6 comments
Stunning. Last night's Schilling loss was a tough pill to swallow coming out of the all star break, narrowing the lead in the AL East with Baltimore still playing strong. But for the Sox to recover by beat the snot out of the Yankees again, with an identical, historical score mere weeks apart... ... sorry Yankee fans, but these can't be coincidences at this point. The Yankees will hang in there for the season, but I think it's increasingly likely (won't wager on it, and won't be surprised if I'm proven wrong) that the Yankees might actually miss the post-season this year! I don't suppose it's even inconceivable that both the Sox and Yankees miss the post-season, but that seems unlikely since they still play each other, and other AL East teams, plenty of times before October. It's too much to expect they'll each miss both the AL East crown and the wild card, but it's not out of the realm of possibility. And as much as I'd hate to see the Sox not make the playoffs- and I think as they recovery from injuries, most notably from Schilling, they will make the playoffs this year- it might be good for baseball if the two highest payrolls find themselves golfing and fishing early this year...
posted by hincandenza at 01:36 PM on July 16
Stunning. Last night's Schilling loss was a tough pill to swallow coming out of the all star break, narrowing the lead in the AL East with Baltimore still playing strong. But for the Sox to recover by beat the snot out of the Yankees again, with an identical, historical score mere weeks apart... I'd have a hard time hanging my hat on a rout of Tim Redding and Darrell May... Plus, how do you account for them coming back this afternoon and knocking out Clement after 2 & 2/3?
posted by crank at 04:24 PM on July 16
I'd have a hard time hanging my hat on a rout of Tim Redding and Darrell May... Yeah. That's kind of like beating a couple of Little League pitchers.
posted by lil_brown_bat at 05:36 PM on July 16
'Cause Clement's not that good. He's fine, but he allows too many base runners and throws too many pitchers. I dunno that a 17-1 victory means much more than a win for one team and a loss for another in the grand scheme; the point isn't so much the Red Sox beat Tim Redding as it is the Yankees had to pitch him. And while I'm sure Zombie Al Leiter will bamboozle the Sox tomorrow night (just to make the enjoyment of listening to Joe Morgan talk about how the Red Sox don't know how to play even more enjoyable), I don't think he's The Answer either.
posted by yerfatma at 05:54 PM on July 16
I have a sinking feeling Leiter is going to get lit-up.
posted by crank at 06:02 PM on July 16
'Cause Clement's not that good. But...but...he's an all-star!
posted by grum@work at 06:19 PM on July 16
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