Sunday, August 19, 2012

Swish Not Enough This Time, as Lester Stops Us Cold

Yesterday was a typical Fox Saturday Game of the Week for the Yankees: It was against the Red Sox, Joe Buck and Tim McCarver announced as if they hate the Yankees, and we lost to The Scum.

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: 3 by Nick Swisher (who is still smacking the ball all over the yard), 2 by Curtis Granderson (including his 32nd home run of the season), and 1 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.

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