Who Needs Luck? Friday the 13th Sox-Yanks Gamer IV

The Red Sox are up 2-1 in the season series, and send Clay Buchholz to the mound at The Stadium, while Bartolo Colon goes for the Bombers.  Both look to bounce back from dismal outings.

Ready, Steady, Go.

Boston
J. Ellsbury cf .292
D. Pedroia 2b .237
A. Gonzalez 1b .329
K. Youkilis 3b .241
D. Ortiz dh .291
J.D. Drew rf .242
J. Lowrie ss .327
C. Crawford lf .218
J. Saltalamacchia c .200
C. Buchholz RHP 4.19
NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .270
C. Granderson cf .270
M. Teixeira 1b .262
A. Rodriguez 3b .259
R. Cano 2b .291
N. Swisher rf .218
J. Posada dh .162
R. Martin c .255
B. Gardner lf .260
B. Colon RHP 3.86

21 comments… add one

  • Everyone seems to be amped up for these games. I don’t know why, both teams are playing particularly horrible baseball.

    AndrewYF May 13, 2011, 7:11 pm
  • Adrian!!! Nice one!

    pale blue eyes May 13, 2011, 8:06 pm
  • Clay B. is looking good. When do you think Crawford’s avg. is going to be higher than Pedoria’s?

    BrentY SF May 13, 2011, 8:34 pm
  • Damn, thought that was caught. But thankfully it wasn’t! Go Russell!

    AndrewYF May 13, 2011, 8:46 pm
  • Ump blows the call on the double play.

    pale blue eyes May 13, 2011, 8:50 pm
  • Yeah, even the Yankee announcers agree.

    BrentY SF May 13, 2011, 8:51 pm
  • The call does not hurt the Sox, but costs Buck a few extra pitches.

    pale blue eyes May 13, 2011, 8:56 pm
  • Youk channels his inner Beltre!

    pale blue eyes May 13, 2011, 9:12 pm
  • Youk homer off Joba. Sweet …

    pale blue eyes May 13, 2011, 9:33 pm
  • Just a reminder: The Yanks’s strengths this year are their bullpen and offense.
    Oh, and Boston is destined to win 100.
    So much for pre-season certainties…

    IronHorse (YF) May 13, 2011, 9:36 pm
  • Tuned in just in time to see Youk with the dinger. 20 bucks says Joba hits him the next time they face each other.

    Paul SF May 13, 2011, 9:52 pm
  • Regarding Andrew’s comment to open the thread, I was actually under the opposite impression. Seemed like with both teams playing poorly, and it being fairly early in the season still, that no one was really hyping this series as much.

    Paul SF May 13, 2011, 9:56 pm
  • I expected Granderson to score after the triple. Shouldn’t happen on a wild pitch though.

    pale blue eyes May 13, 2011, 10:04 pm
  • Tough situation for Bard there, but he gets out of it. Nailbiter.

    pale blue eyes May 13, 2011, 10:14 pm
  • Well the Yanks payed you back pbe by squandering 2nd and 3rd with less than 2 outs. Ground ball anywhere but to 3rd, moderately-deep fly ball, all apparently to challenging for the 2011-version of Nick Swisher.

    IronHorse (YF) May 13, 2011, 10:15 pm
  • I fully expected Swisher or Posada to tie the game there. Bard couldn’t do anything but throw 98-mph fastballs over the middle of the plate.

    Paul SF May 13, 2011, 10:15 pm
  • This game is a microcosm of the Yankee season so far: surprisingly good (not great) starting pitching from an unlikely source, surprisingly poor pen, and an offense almost entirely dependent on Curtis Granderson and Russell Martin.

    IronHorse (YF) May 13, 2011, 10:43 pm
  • Sox had to work hard for that win. One small step on the quest for .500. Good night, everybody.

    pale blue eyes May 13, 2011, 10:43 pm
  • “Sox had to work hard for that win”
    That qualifies as a good night for the Yankees these days.

    IronHorse (YF) May 13, 2011, 11:09 pm
  • Buchholz’ stuff looked great all night, despite the one mistake he made to Martin. SF, I see what you mean regarding Orsillo’s HR calls: he did it on a Gonzalez fly-out, but on Youk’s 2R HR he barely gets excited at all. He’s really bad at that.

    Atheose - SF May 14, 2011, 8:24 am
  • don’t have the warm and fuzzies about this yankee team right now…nuff said

    dc May 14, 2011, 12:02 pm

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