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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 replies on “Who Needs Luck? Friday the 13th Sox-Yanks Gamer IV”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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