Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Beckett Recieves Knock-Out Blow from Bombers

Game date- 6/05/06

Red Sox- 5, Yankees- 13

W- Mussina (8-1)
L- Beckett (7-3)



















Jason Giambi crushes a three-run home run off of Boston starter Josh Beckett.

Yankee Starting Lineup:

CF- Damon, 1-2 (1B, 3BB, R, RBI)
LF- Cabrera, 1-5 ( 2B, 3R, 2 RBI)
DH- Giambi, 1-2 ( 3BB, 2R, 3 RBI, 3-run HR [16] )
3B- Rodriguez, 1-3 ( 1B, SB, 2BB, R)
C- Posada, 1-3 (1B, BB, HBP, RBI, R)
2B- Cano, 2-5 (1B, 2B, R, 2RBI)
1B- Phillips, 2-5 (1B, R, 3RBI, 3-run HR [4] )
RF- Williams, 1-4 (1B, BB, 2RBI)
SS- Cairo, 1-5 (1B, R)

Yankee Pitchers:

Mussina- 8H, 5R ( one unearned), 2BB, 8K, 6IP
Proctor- IP
Villone- H, BB, K, IP
Rivera- H, IP

Notes:

In the top of the first inning, Coco Crisp led off the game with a double for Boston- then Mike Mussina struck out Loretta, Ortiz, and Ramirez in order to retire the side. Mussina pitched very well, although he did give up a season-high 4 earned runs over six inning of work. But Mussina leads the league in wins (with 8) and holds the second best ERA (2.67).

In the bottom of the first, Melky Cabrera reached first base on a force-out ( Damon out at second), but when Varitez let a ball get passed him, Cabrera stole second. Varitek, trying to throw Melky out, threw the ball into left-centerfield. Cabrera then went to third, noticed that no one was covering home plate, and came all the way home to score. It was excellent base-running by the young Yankee. In the second inning, the Bombers really got to Beckett- scoring seven runs on seven hits. Andy Phillips hit a fastball into the right-field stands for a three-run home run (his third in the last four games). Damon hit an RBI single, and then Giambi hit a pitch into the upper deck in left field for a three-run home run. The Yanks would add five more runs off Boston relief pitching.

2 Comments:

  • Yay! GO YANKEES! *nods knowledgeably, pretending to have understood the post*

    Anyway... :) I am posting a comment on your baseball blog because you have not had a single post up at the King's Highway for over a month! For shame! You ought to at least warn your readership before you disappear without a trace off the face of the blogosphere, without any indication that you are still alive!! Hmph. You need to get a post up soon, Zachary!

    By Blogger Lindsey, at 12:18 PM  

  • I think I'm going to execute the King's Highway, Lindsey... :) I'm just a bit too busy for both blogs, and I choose this one over that one. Sorry...

    By Blogger MVB, at 1:33 PM  

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