Thursday, April 4, 2013

04/04 Yankees 4 Red Sox 2 (2-1)

They had to lose at some point.  I just wish they would have swept the Yankees.  Oh well, this is a better start than each of the last two years when they were expected to contend, so I can't complain too much.

The biggest problem was that the offense seemed incapable of solving Andy Pettitte.  If they had scored in the first on the wild pitch, it may have ended up differently.  Ryan Dempster struck out eight in five innings, but was a little inconsistent.  David Ross threw out two runners trying to steal.  The only extra base hits were a pair of doubles from Jackie Bradley Jr. and Jonny Gomes.  Jose Iglesias put up his third straight multi-hit game.  They need to seriously consider keeping him around if he keeps this up.

Will Middlebrooks (2 for 4, run, RBI)

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