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Red Sox 7, Yankees 0.

In Uncategorized on June 11, 2009 at 9:53 am

No, 7-0 is not the score from last night’s Sox-Yankees game. The Sox won that one 6-5, after dispatching Yankees pitcher Chien-Ming Wang (can we even call him a pitcher anymore? He’s basically just a position player at this point) after 2 2/3 innings, 4 runs and 3 walks.

No, 7-0 is the Red Sox 2009 season record against the hapless Pinstripes. This season the Sox have dominated the Yankees in every way possible, beating them with pitching and with their bats, at Fenway and at the ridiculous new, half-filled Yankee Stadium. The Sox have their number, it seems, and last night was just another notch on their belt as they took over sole possession of first place in the American League East. Things are good right now over on Yawkey Way. 

It is still early, however. 

Am I a little nervous that the Sox have beaten the Yankees 7 times and are still only one game ahead of them in the standings? Sure. Would I feel better if the Sox had an actual shortstop and one more big bat? Of course. Do I wish that Big Papi hadn’t been replaced in the lineup by his older and less skilled brother Miguel Ortiz ? Yeah, I do. 

But the fact remains, the 2009 edition of the Sox are off to a pretty good start and should only get better with John Smoltz and Clay Buchholz waiting in the wings. We’ll see what happens tonight with Brad Penny going up against new Yankees ace C.C. Sabathia, but given the recent turn of events, you have to like the Sox chances. 

Unless the game turns into a competitive eating contest. Then all bets are off.

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