Game 124: Yankees @ Red Sox, 8/23/09

Below, as per Pete Abraham, are tonight’s lineups.  JD returns after fouling a ball off his right knee, sparing the Yanks and us as fans the need to watch Hinske assault the left field position.  Molina is in for Posada to catch C.C.  This is the final game of the 10-game road trip, with the Yanks having gone 6-3, and the rubber match of a thus-far equal exchange of blowout wins.  It has already been a good road trip, but can be even better should the Yanks win this game for the Yanks would have won all three series, as well as extended the lead over Boston back to 7 1/2.  To accomplish that, C.C. must be good, something that Pettite and A.J. were not.  The lineup needs to be somewhere between the tremendous performance of Friday night, and the abysmal performance yesterday afternoon–good with RISP, not stranding runners literally every inning, you know–productive.  That won’t be easy against Beckett, who is usually excellent.  It is raining right now in Boston, so hopefully they will play.  It appears as though, unless more storms develop, the rain will eventually blow over.  I hope that is the case.

I plan to tune in via radio tonight and will eschew the ESPN broadcast.  While I certainly won’t miss The Morgan, I have a lot of work to do, and it is easier to listen than watch while working.  From here on out, posts will likelier be shorter and less frequent.  Work beckons.  Get the series win, Yanks.  Enjoy the game, everyone.

YANKEES (77-46)
Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Swisher RF
Cano 2B
Cabrera CF
Molina C

Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (14-7, 3.58).

RED SOX (70-52)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Martinez 1B
Youkilis RF
Bay LF
Lowell DH
Baldelli RF
Varitek C
Gonzalez SS

Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (14-4, 3.38).

Published in: on August 23, 2009 at 5:15 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Not a bad series all things considered. Hard to believ we scored 20 runs in game 1 and ended up scoring the same # of runs as them in 3 games. They absolutely hammered Penny, like you suggested they do. But our pitching, except for CC, Hughes and Mo was pretty bad all series. We took 2 of 3 though and that’s what matters. They knocked 10 games off the schedule and increased their lead in the East by 2 games. They’re in excellent shape.

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