The Yankees were blown out by the Sox in the season opener, with deserved rejoicing by the Boston faithful as Boston knocked C.C. Sabathia out of the game in five innings, hanging four runs off of eight hits and four walks (one intentional) on the Yankee ace, and waiting out Yankee pitchers to the tune of 8 walks total. Meanwhile, the Yankees could only muster a couple of scratched runs on a dink from the catcher.
The Yankees officially have the highest payroll in baseball. Again. And tonight, $76,891,257 (roughly one-third) of it will be on display at The Stadium as Hiroki Kuroda gets the start against Clay Buchholz and the Sox, who have the fourth-highest payroll. Not that I care; it isn’t my money. It does give me a smirk that ARod makes more than Houston. Lineups follow, courtesy of PeteAbe, comment away.
Clay Buchholz RHP
RHP Hiroki Kuroda RHP