A Newsday column today notes the silver lining for Yanks fans after being swept by the Sox.
Yet, this was anything but a lost weekend at Fenway for the Yankees, who dropped three games here for the first time since the 1960 season but picked up a very important bit of information for future reference:
They can hit Dice-K.
I agree that, from a Soxfan perspective, this is the most troubling thing about the series. They hit Schilling, but that was really an A-Rod-only show. They hit Beckett, but he settled down and essentially dominated the lineup for five innings. And they hit Daisuke, who looked inconsistent at best, dominant versus Abreu and Rodriguez, not so much against Giambi, Jeter or *gasp* Nieves.
On the other hand, Wallace Matthews inadvertantly gives Soxfans reason for hope.
On a weekend of despair in Boston, the Yankees leave with one small hope: In Dice-K, they may have found a new Pedro.
If by this, Wallace means the Yankees have found a new pitcher to lose to in big postseason spots, and to be dominated in games like no other pitcher has ever dominated them, I agree. Let’s hope the Yankees have found their new Pedro.