So another Yankees-Red Sox series is in the books, and much to the
delight of Boston backers everywhere, the local nine swept the series
This has been the most convincing string of wins put forth by the
Sox in recent memory.
They’ve now taken nine straight over the Bronx
Bombers dating back to September of 2008. The last time they tacked as
many consecutive L’s on the Evil Empire, it was a split between the
The biggest play that let all the fans know that this is the best rivalry in sports was when Brad Penny plunked Alex Rodriguez square in the backside in the first inning on Thursday. Take it for what it is, but it appeared to be retaliation for Jason Bay
getting hit in Game 2 of the three-game set. And to his credit,
Rodriguez knows what this battle between legendary teams is all about.
After receiving the Penny HBP, he calmly picked up the ball and hustled
down to first without incident.
The Yankees now have plenty of time to sit and think about their
latest beating. The pair of teams won’t engage in battle again until
August 6, and this time around, it will take place at the new Yankee
Stadium. That’s a yard that the Sox are quite comfortable playing in:
They’re currently a flawless 2-0 in the bandbox in the Bronx. Longballs
have been flying out at a rapid rate at the new field; however, if two
months down the road the Sox staff looks anything like it has over the
last two weeks, then the Yankees will be in for another long series.
For now, all things are good on Yawkey Way. The Sox are 8-0 this season against New York. What could be better?