So, last night the Yankees got shut out for the first time this season. By the Red Sox.
Beckett only allowed an infield single and struck out 8 over six innings. He threw a lot of pitches but was dominant. The Yankees looked lost. If they took pitches, Beckett threw strikes. If they hacked early, it was at junk out of the zone or filth on the black. Beckett was two steps ahead the whole game.
Then there was A.J. I don’t even know what to say. He stunk. He had no command. When he tried to throw strikes, he missed by a foot, and when he tried to throw balls, he left it fat over the plate. He allowed 5 hits and 5 walks in 2 2/3 innings. Kill me.
I’m so depressed I can’t write for much longer. Wang is going to get lit up tonight. I would love for him to toss 8 shutout innings, but I don’t see it. I do see an A.J.-esque performance, unfortunately.
Why can’t we beat this team? It makes no sense. A.J. was supposed to be out Sox killer. We paid him $80 million to beat the Red Sox like 4 times a season. So far: 7 2/3 innings, 13 runs (11 earned), no wins. Sweeeeeeeet.
I’m just going to leave you with some links, because I can’t bear to write anything else today:
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