After 6 innings of unwatchable baseball, I was tired of seeing my beloved Yankees being crushed by the Red Sox, I thought it was a good time to go eat dinner. I’m currently in Ithaca, New York visiting my future school, Ithaca College (Also the Bombers!). So my dad and I went to Gino’s Pizza, it was quite good. But something wasn’t right. At the end of every Yankees game I get a text message with the final score, and I still hadn’t got that message (It had been almost 2 hours from the end of the sixth inning). So I asked my dad to check the score, and when he told me it was 15-9, I was almost sure he was joking, but when he showed me the screen, my disbelief turned into joy. 14 runs in two innings brought the Bombers all the way back from a 9-1 deficit after 6 innings.
NICK SWISHER: This guy never ceases to amaze me. He went over the green monster to hit a grand slam, and then crushed a 2-run double off the center field wall, and then proceeded to be a gorilla at second base. It’s awesome to see somebody show that emotion, to show how much it really means to him. After the game, Swisher said,”I’m just having fun man.” Please continue to do so Nick.
MARK TEXEIRA: Slow starter? He may have had slow starts the past few years, but after homering from each side of the plate, and driving in 6 runs, I think those comments will keep quiet for a while. Perhaps the most incredible thing, he hit a homerun over the green monster, batting LEFT-HANDED. I really cant remember the last time he hit the ball the other way from the left side.
Everybody Else: Good job getting on base guys.
Bullpen: Once again the Yankees bullpen did the job, going 7 and 1/3 innings, giving up 4 runs. Phelps proved he was human, but he still gave the Yankees 4 valuable innings, and he works fast, which I love.
Get Him Out: Those are the thoughts of Yankee fans when Freddy Garcia is out there, and I think its time a change was made in the starting rotation. Phelps would be the obvious choice.
How It Felt: This game is the of the season that really got me excited. Coming back from a 9 run deficit against the Red Sox? We may never see anything like this ever again.
Up Next: The Yankees look to completely destroy the minds of Boston, by sweeping the three game set. Nobody better to do so than CC Sabathia.
One More Thought: Umm…..HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!
Heading into the first of 18 games against the Boston Red Sox, not many would have predicted that Ivan Nova would be the perfect guy to start the series opener. Once again, Ivan Nova proved everybody wrong. He threw 6 solid innings of 2 run baseball, and led the Yankees to their most gratifying win thus far. The Yankees defeated the rival Red Sox fairly handily, by a score of 6-2. It’s good to get the first win against the Sox this early in the season, so we don’t have to hear about how the Yankees “Can’t beat the Sox”.
SuperNova: As stated earlier, Nova pitched well. He gave up 7 hits, but walked none, and did a great job of attacking the strike zone. He goes to 3-0 on the season, and has been by far the best Yankee starter so far. After being sent down last summer, Nova has not lost a game. Yes, NONE.
Fenway Kind: After the impressive pre-game ceremonies for the 100th anniversary, the dimensions proved kind to the Yankee hitters. They hit 5 homeruns, the most in a single game by the team this year. 2 for Eric Chavez, and 1 for A-Rod, Nick Swisher, and Russel Martin. Over the years, the Yankees have abused the green monster, and have a very high runs-per-game average at Fenway.
How It Feels: Beating the Red Sox is like nothing else. Yankees fans cannot deny how much we need the Red Sox. We hate them, but what would we do without them? We would have no rival, nobody to hate, to compete against. For myself, I am always extremely nervous. I would be lieing if I said I wasn’t scared. When we lose, nothing hurts more. But when we win, words cannot describe how happy I am.
Look Ahead: In game two of the three game set, the Yankees send unsteady Freddy to the mound. The offense will once again need to pick up their starting pitcher.