Moseley mows down the Sox

Following a 7-2 shellacking of the Red Sox on Sunday night, the Yanks now lead the Rays by 2 1/2 games in the division and the Sox by seven games. Due to a LONG weekend in NYC (that probably took about five years off my life), I can’t get my brain to write a coherent recap but here are some fun facts:

  • Dustin Moseley (2-1), who was moved up in the rotation after AJ was scratched due to back spasms, pitched a great game as he went 6 1/3 innings and gave up two runs on six hits with five strikeouts to two walks. Great performance by Dusty. He also beat the Sox last season (5 2/3 IP, two ER) as a member of the Angels.
  • Beckett went 4 2/3 innings and was tagged for seven runs on 11 hits with six strikeouts to two walks. He gave up six hits in the first two innings after not allowing more than five in any of his previous three starts since coming off the DL. His numbers against the Yankees this season: 11.17 ERA (24 earned runs) in 19 1/3 innings pitched. His lifetime ERA against the Yanks rose to 6.23. He’s allowed just 48 hits in 51 2/3 innings in his other eight starts this year, but has gone exactly 4 2/3 innings in three of his four starts against NYY this year. I could have sworn I heard he was a “Yankee Killer.”
  • Beckett and Lackey are a combined 0-3 against the Yanks this season. Pitching and run prevention FTW!!! Money well spent in the offseason, Boston.
  • Jeter went 2-for-5 with three RBI to give him 51 on the year, marking the 15th straight season with at least 50 RBI. It was the third time this season he’s driven in three or more runs, and he’s now hitting .370 in August after a putrid June and July. He passed Babe Ruth for 39th place on the all-time hits list (2,875 for his career) and is one away from Mel Ott and five away from Frankie Frisch.
  • Tex went 2-for-5 with a home run to become the fourth player in MLB history with at least 25 homers in his first eight seasons (Pujols, Strawberry, Eddie Mathews). 11 of his 64 homers as a Yankee have come against Boston…THE CURSE OF MARK TEIXEIRA!!!!
  • A-Rod went 1-for-3 with a stolen base (300th for his career) to become the third member of the 600-300 club (Bonds, Mays) and 10th player with 1,500 runs, 2,500 hits, 200 homers and 300 stolen bases (Bonds, Mays, Henderson, Biggio, Molitor, Alomar, Damon, Jeter and Joe Morgan).
  • Brett Gardner went 1-for-4 and is now 3 for his last 36.
  • Since being scratched from the lineup on July 27th (knee), Posada is 6-for-30. He went 0-for-4 on Sunday.
  • Granderson went 0-for-3 and is 3-for-24 with over his last eight games. He is also suffering through his worst offensive season.
  • David Ortiz is 23-for-111 against left-handed pitchers this year one home run.

Tags: Derek Jeter Dustin Moseley

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