April 22, 2007

BAD PITCHING MAKES BAD HITTERS LOOK GOOD:

Boston hits 4 straight homers off Yankees rookie Wright (Associated Press, 4/22/07)

The Red Sox hit four straight home runs Sunday night against the New York Yankees, tying a major league record.

Manny Ramirez, J.D. Drew, Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek connected in a span of 13 pitches during the third inning against Chase Wright, who was making his second major league start for New York.

The Red Sox became the fifth team in major league history to hit four consecutive homers. The Los Angeles Dodgers did it on Sept. 18 last season against San Diego — and Drew hit the second homer in that outburst as well.


Can anyone explain why Jason Varitek is still a switch-hitter? He's not awful batting righty.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 22, 2007 9:46 PM
Comments

A Yankees team with their worst pitching I've ever seen versus a Red Sox team loaded to the gills with pitching and popping home runs over the Green Monster like there's no tomorrow...and still the Red Sox are just squeaking by at the end.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at April 23, 2007 12:47 AM

Now you see why they won't put a hat where their mouths are.

Posted by: oj at April 23, 2007 6:34 AM

The one thing that came out of the weekend series was how mediocre the Sawx supposed aces looked, and that vs. the Yanks B lineup. Throw Matsui in there in place of Melky, and Posada as well as, and its a repeat of last August, and that despite the Yanks starting one pitcher who'd pitched a total of 3 games above A ball and another who's a placeholder for St.Phil.

It's only April, and the additions of Lugo and Nancy have made the Sawx infinitely better in the field (just look at their defensive efficiency this season compared to last, and almost all of that no doubt comes from replacing the awful A-Gon and his partner in lack of range, Loretta) and at the plate as well, but if that's the best the Sawx vaunted starters can do it's going to be a long season at the Fens. Neither Schilling nor Dice-blah showed much of a fastball and to get away with the junk they throw they'll need to dial it up beyond 91-92 every once in a while to succeed in the East.

A Yankee squad w/ Wang, Moose, and St. Phil slaughters these guys.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at April 23, 2007 9:00 AM

OJ:

Tell you what: I'll take you up on this, although the way things are going right now that is probably very foolish of me. I inherited my dad's rose-tinted favor for the Yankees so I'll send you a nice new Red Sox cap if Boston wins the AL East, assuming of course that I get a Yankees cap if New York prevails. Deal?

Posted by: Matt Murphy at April 23, 2007 5:30 PM

Deal!

Posted by: oj at April 23, 2007 7:42 PM
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