Craig had plenty to talk about on Thursday, beginning with the prospect of ‘Yankees killer’ David Ortiz (who will become a free-agent this offseason) donning the pinstripes.
Revelations following the Red Sox’s famous 2011 collapse paints an image of a ballclub that betrayed their manager and their own professional pride.
Coming off back-to-back horrendous outings, embattled starter A.J. Burnett could be pitching to stay in the Yankees’ rotation. Little suggests that a start against the Red Sox will help his cause.
The Yankees’ bats finally came to life against Josh Beckett. Phil Hughes was looking fairly sharp, then suddenly a moth flies into one of his eyes and the Bombers again unravel against the Red Sox. Yep, a moth.
Jacoby Ellsbury hit a tie-breaking two-run homer in the sixth inning and Josh Beckett improved to 4-0 against the New York Yankees.
The Boston Red Sox increased their divisional lead Saturday to 1.5 games while the New York Yankees were rained out in Baltimore by Hurricane Irene.
The relief pitching that had been a strength for the Yankees this weekend failed them in the end. That’s the way it’s going this season against the Red Sox.
But some of the biggest names in baseball are All-Star no-shows, most notably Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who was well enough to go 5 for 5 and get his 3,000th hit with a dramatic home run on Saturday.
MLB’s national spotlight returned this week to Arizona for the first time since Luis Gonzalez’s ninth-inning single off Mariano Rivera won Game 7 of the 2001 World Series, landing the All-Stars — those who didn’t drop out — in the hot debate over the law known as SB 1070.
Robinson Cano outslugged Adrian Gonzalez to win the All-Star Home Run Derby that turned into a Yankees-Red Sox showdown, even through his Boston rival made the biggest splash at Chase Field.
As Kate Smith’s recorded rendition of “God Bless America” swirled around an empty stadium last night, you had to wonder what would swirl through the mind of a former owner. Not just any owner, of course, but “The Boss” George M. Steinbrenner III.
David Ortiz got more than even for getting drilled. Ortiz broke loose soon after CC Sabathia hit him with a pitch, starting and finishing a burst that led the Red Sox over the Yankees 8-3 early Friday. “Finally got hit,” Ortiz said afterward in a short rant that included some profanity.
Two of CC Sabathia’s three losses this year have come against the Red Sox. Josh Beckett beat him both times. That’s a scary thought for the Yankees, who have lost seven of eight meetings with Boston this season — including all five at home.
David Ortiz wasn’t at all concerned about New York throwing at him in retaliation for Tuesday’s showy bat flip. “Why should I?” he said Wednesday. “I don’t care about what Joe Girardi said. I come to play the game every day. That’s about it. I’m done with that.”
David Ortiz hit one of three Boston homers to back a tireless Tim Wakefield and the Red Sox extended their domination of the Yankees this season, beating New York 11-6 on Wednesday night to take over first place in the AL East.