Monday, April 27, 2009
It's never too early to celebrate a Sox sweep of the Yankees. Even though I know it doesn't mean a whole lot as far as how the rest of the season will pan out (the Yanks are without A-Rod till May 15 and have had a few other notable injuries as well, and it's only April for crap sakes!), it is still very encouraging to see the Red Sox out-clutch (Friday night with Jason Bay's 9th-inning, two-out, game-tying dinger off the best closer ever and Youk's almost inevitable 11th inning blast to win it), outslug (Saturday afternoon as they came back from a 6-0 deficit with a Tek granny and 6 RBI's from Mikey Lowell on their way to 16 runs), outpitch (Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN as fill-in starter Justin Masterson outdueled Red Sox killer, Andy Pettite, and rookies Hunter Jones and Michael Bowden dominated until Takashi Saito could shut the door entirely in the 9th) and even outrun (Jacoby Ellsbury, pictured above, single-handedly ran all over the Yankees for this win, including this unbelievable steal of home) the Yankees in each game of this opening series. Now THAT'S a run-on sentence!