Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Chien-Ming Wang Wins Unexpected Pitcher's Duel

Game date- 6/06/06

Red Sox- 1, Yankees- 2

W- Wang (6-2)
L- Pauley (0-1)
S- Rivera (12)

Yankee starter, Chien-Ming Wang, delivers a pitch during Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.

Yankee Starting Lineup:

CF- Damon, 2-4 (1B, 1B)
LF- Cabrera, 0-3 ( BB)
DH- Giambi, 0-3 ( BB, RBI)
3B- Rodriguez, 0-4
C- Posada, 2-3 (1B, 2B, BB)
2B- Cano, 2-4 (1B, 1B, SB)
1B- Phillips, 0-4
RF- Williams, 1-4 ( R, RBI, solo HR [3] )
SS- Cairo, 2-3 (1B, 1B, R)

Yankee Pitchers:

Wang- 8H, R, 2BB, 2K, 7IP
Farnsworth- K, IP
Rivera- IP


In a game expected to be a slug-fest, the pitchers came out on top. Pauley was impressive for the Sox, but ended up getting the loss. Chien-Ming Wang pitched seven strong innings ( which is awesome compared to his last start), giving up only one run ( a solo home run to David Ortiz). Farnsworth and Rivera shut down the BoSox through the next two innings. ( This thanks to a great play by Melky Cabrera who robbed Manny Ramirez of a game-tying home run. Cabrera reached over the left field wall and hauled in the ball. )

The Yanks had only 9 hits ( first time in 12 days that they had fewer then 10 hits) and 3 walks. Bernie Williams had a game-tying solo home run in the 5th inning, and Jason Giambi walked with the bases loaded, forcing the go-ahead run to score in the seventh inning. Derek Jeter missed a second straight game after being hit with a pitch on Sunday.

Yankee outfielder, Terrence Long was designated for assignment today, and the Yankees called up infielder Nick Green from AAA Columbus.


  • Sweet! I have Wang in one of my fantasy leagues, so this was a gem! :)

    By Blogger Matt A., at 7:56 PM  

  • This is Mike the Red Sox fan. I can't believe the Sox reliever came in and walked Giambi. I feel bad for the Sox starter. And this is also Mike the blog editor: it's "duel," not "dual."

    By Blogger Mike, at 8:49 PM  

  • Thanks, Mike. I always get those two words mixed up...

    Anywho, Pauley did pitch very well, and it's a shame he came out with a loss. Seaenz really blew the game for the Sox.

    By Blogger MVB, at 6:42 AM  

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