Sunday, August 19, 2012
Swish Not Enough This Time, as Lester Stops Us Cold
Jon (Mo) Lester (No, I did not think up that nickname. I can't remember who did) hasn't had a good season, but yesterday he stopped us cold. We only got 7 hits off him: Three by Nick Swisher (who is still smacking the ball all over the yard), two by Curtis Granderson (including his 32nd home run of the season), and one each by Ichiro Suzuki and Eric Chavez. Granderson and Derek Jeter also reached base due to walks.
David Phelps' pitching was all right, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and no walks for 6 2/3 innings. Had the Yankees hit for him, it might have worked out.
Red Sox 4, Yankees 1. WP: Lester (7-10). SV: Former Yankee Alfredo Aceves (25). LP: Phelps (3-4).
The series concludes tonight, as an ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game: Hiroki Kuroda pitces for us, and Josh "Super Punk" Beckett for The Scum.