After watching the top half of the 1st inning last night, you were probably sitting there going well this is going to be one long night after you watch the New York Yankees score five runs off of Josh Beckett. But after the 1st inning was completely over and you watched the Boston Red Sox come back with five runs of their own, you probably said okay, we’ve got a chance.
In the end though you were left disappointed when the New York Yankees rallied late to take a 10-8 win to send the Red Sox to their fourth straight loss.
Obviously Beckett wasn’t at his best last night. He had no feel for his pitches at all lacking command on all of them. After giving up another run in the 2nd, he settled down and eventually gave the Red Sox five innings. He even left with a chance to get the win. Unfortunately, the Red Sox bullpen couldn’t hold it for him.
You can’t fault the Red Sox if they were upset after the loss. Ever since the Saturday debacle against the Yankees on April 21st when the Red Sox had hit “rock bottom”, the bullpen has been nothing short of spectacular so they were probably due for a night like last night. While you hoped it didn’t happen against the Bronx Bombers, it did.
And while they lost, you have to be proud of them for coming back. They could have just packed it in, put in their at-bats and threw their pitches and got ready for today’s doubleheader. Instead they fought back and gave everything they had.
Unfortunately in the end, it didn’t work out for them.
There’s always today though.
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After falling last night 10-8, the Boston Red Sox look to get back on track in the first game of a day-night doubleheader with the New York Yankees at historic Fenway Park this afternoon.
First pitch is scheduled for 12:35 p.m. and will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Yankees television market, you can catch the game on YES. And if you don’t live in either market you’re in luck as well as the MLB Network will be broadcasting the game as well (not in Red Sox or Yankees television markets). If you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.
Franklin Morales will take the ball in game one of the double header as he makes his fourth start (26th appearance) of 2012. In his previous 25 appearances (three starts), Morales is 1-1 with a 2.59 ERA. As a starter, he is 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA (4 ER/18 IP) and 24 strikeouts. He’s made one appearance against the Yankees this season and allowed one run in 2/3 of an inning. He’s made four career appearances against the Yankees and is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA (1 ER/3.1 IP). Three of those appearances have come at the Fens where he has no record with a 6.75 ERA (1 ER/1.1 IP).
Freddy Garcia makes his sixth start (16th appearance) of 2012. In his previous 15 appearances (five starts), Garcia is 2-2 with a 5.94 ERA. In his only start against the Red Sox this season, he picked up a no decision after allowing five runs in 1.2 innings. Garcia has made 22 appearances (21 starts) against the Red Sox and is 9-4 with a 4.76 ERA. 10 of those appearances (nine starts) have come at the Fens where he is 3-1 with a 5.05 ERA.
Here are today’s lineups:
|1. Derek Jeter
|1. Daniel Nava
|2. Mark Teixeira
|2. Pedro Ciriaco
|3. Alex Rodriguez
|3. David Ortiz
|4. Robinson Cano
|4. Adrian Gonzalez
|5. Nick Swisher
|5. Mauro Gomez
|6. Andruw Jones
|6. Ryan Kalish
|7. Jayson Nix
|7. Mike Aviles
|8. Darnell McDonald
|8. Kelly Shoppach
|9. Chris Stewart
|9. Brent Lillibridge
And here is how the hitters have fared against today’s starting pitchers:
NOTES: Carl Crawford‘s rehab has been put on hold as he suffered a groin strain. The Red Sox took advantage of a new MLB rule for doubleheader’s and recalled Clayton Mortensen. He has to be sent down before Sunday night’s game.
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No relief [boston globe]
Something is always missing [boston globe]
Crawford stands by allegation [boston globe]
Pedroia to be out three weeks [boston globe]
Teixeira fires back with shot against Padilla [boston globe]
Red Sox battle back early, but Yankees better late [boston herald]
Darnell McDonald on other side now [boston herald]
This sequel just as bad for Sox [boston herald]
Mark Teixeira lands blow on old foe [boston herald]
Brutal beginning burns Josh Beckett badly [boston herald]
Buchholz planning to start Saturday in Tampa [rob bradford – weei.com]
Crawford delayed by groin strain; Buchholz to pitch Sunday in Pawtucket [clubhouse insider]
Bobby V weighs in on bad blood between Padilla, Teixeira [clubhouse insider]
Yankees outslug Red Sox [csn new england]
Return of the bullpen blues [csn new england]
Bad first hampers Beckett [csn new england]
Texeira rips Padilla, gets revenge [csn new england]
Carl Crawford pulled off rehab assignment with mild groin strain [csn new england]
Middlebrooks ‘close’, could pinch hit [csn new england]
Valentine defends Padilla after Teixeira comments [csn new england]
Notes: Crawford suffers a setback; Buchholz and Ellsbury in Pawtucket [csn new england]
Red Sox call up Mortensen [csn new england]
Call-up Ciriaco excited to face Yanks [espn boston]
D-Mac returns to Fenway with visiting Yanks [espn boston]
Rapid reaction: Yankees 10, Red Sox 8 [espn boston]
First-inning blues for Beckett [espn boston]
Salty sets career-high with 17th HR [espn boston]
Setback for Carl Crawford [extra bases]
Girardi, Yankees gearing up for doubleheader [extra bases]
Teixeira on Padilla: ‘He throws at people’ [mike petraglia – weei.com]
The tarp is on and skies are grey at Fenway Park [projo sox blog]
One question [projo sox blog]
Crawford suffers setback in rehab [projo sox blog]
Middlebrooks unlikely to play Saturday [projo sox blog]
Mortensen recalled as 26th man — for one day only [projo sox blog]
Buchholz to pitch Sunday for Pawtucket, next weekend for Boston [projo sox blog]
Red Sox view twin bill as chance at momentum [redsox.com]
Tex on Padilla: ‘The guy throws at people’ [redsox.com]
New to Yanks, Darnell meets old club at Fenway [redsox.com]
With Pedroia out, Ciriaco eager to chip in [redsox.com]
Valentine has faith in Bard despite setback [redsox.com]
Buchholz throws in ‘pen; July return likely [redsox.com]
Crawford, Ellsbury not far from rejoining Sox [redsox.com]
Middlebrooks hopes to play before break [redsox.com]
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