Bronx Massacre

Last night Alex Rodriguez, Johhny Damon and Mark Teixeira powered the Yankees to a 4 game sweep of the Boston Red Sox. Let’s break down each game, and see how the Yankees were able to accomplish this incredible feat.

Thursday – Yankees 13, Red Sox 6

  • This was the ugliest of the 4 games played.
  • Joba Chamberlain started for the Yankees, and he only went 5 innings while allowing 4 runs.
  • However, the Yankees out slugged the Red Sox (knocking John Smoltz out of a job with the Red Sox, and possibly ending his career). The Yankees scored 8 runs in the 4th inning, to make it a 9-3 ballgame, and  they never looked back from there.
Just think, the Yankees may have ended this man's career. If so, he went out the hard way.

Just think, the Yankees may have ended this man's career. If so, he went out the hard way.

Friday – Yankees 2, Red Sox 0

  • As you know, this was the epic game that went 15 innings before a runner even touched home plate
  • A.J. Burnett shut out the Red Sox for 7.2 innings, and only allowed 1 hit which was against the first batter of the game.
  • Alex Rodriguez sent Yankee fans home happy in the 15th inning with a walk off 2 run home run.
You can't have a Yankee walk off without a pie courtesy of A.J. Burnett.

You can't have a Yankee walk off without a pie courtesy of A.J. Burnett.

SaturdayYankees 5, Red Sox 0

  • CC Sabathia followed up A.J. Burnett with his own stellar performance, going 7.2 innings and only allowing 2 hits.
  • Mark Teixeira drove in a run with 2 outs in the 3rd, and that’s all the Yankees would need.
  • However, the Yankees scored 4 more runs, including a two run home run by Jeter, which allowed Mariano Rivera to take the day off.
CC said he had goose bumps as he left the mound to a standing ovation.

CC said he had goose bumps as he left the mound to a standing ovation.

SundayYankees 5, Red Sox 2

  • Andy Pettifog pitched a dandy going 7 scoreless innings.
  • In the the 7th inning, Alex Rodriguez hit a solo home run to put the Yankees up 1-0.
  • Unfortunately, Victor Martinez hit a 2 run home run in the 8th to put the Red Sox up 2-1, and he broke the 31 scoreless innings for the Red Sox. I’d like to think that the 31 scoreless innings were payback for the 29 laptops that Clay Buchholz stole back in 2005, and the extra two innings were just for fun (or maybe the symbolized the two rims stolen off Buchholz’s car this past July)
  • Fortunately, before the Red Sox could even celebrate, Johnny Damon hit a solo shot to tie the game in the 8th, followed by a towering blast by Mark Teixeira to put the Yankees in the lead. Nick Swisher hit a tack on 2 run single later in the inning.
Mark Teixeira, true Yankee?

Mark Teixeira, true Yankee?

So in the end, the Yankees are 6.5 games up in the AL East, and the Red Sox are tied with Texas for the wild card lead. Plus, the Red Sox have not won a game against a team over .500 since June 13th against the Phillies. Life is good.

life-is-good

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5 thoughts on “Bronx Massacre

  1. Life is Good if you are a member of the Yankees Universe but not if you’re a member of the Red Sox Nation. The Yankees may have ended Smoltz’s career but he didn’t have much in the tank anyway so this was inevitable. A-Rod also played a big role in this series giving them a walk off win and helping them with his 21st HR last night. The Yankees need to carry this momentum with them until they get their playoff berth.

  2. Too bad for Smoltz but he made the classic mistake many do, stayed on 1 year too long.
    But I remain proud of the Yanks who knocked that 0-8 bug vs Bosox off their back with 4 great games. It ain’t over yet but this went a long way to setting the tone for the rest of the race and into the playoffs. The Yanks need to develop a little more swagger.

    and yes I think Tex is on his way to being a true Yankee.

  3. Me too!! It is not over yet!! There are still 6 games left with the Red Sox including an important August 21-23 series at Fenway Park!! Mark Tex is on his way to become a true Yankees!! I was at that game last night when the Yankees swept away the Red Sox too!!

  4. YET ANOTHER WALK OFF WIN! Whaddya Know Robby Cano! Great game for the Yankees considering they were out hit 14 – 5 yet they still brought it into extras getting Chad Gaudin his first win as a Yankee.

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