He gave me a good pitch to drive. So, I drove it.
Manny against the Yankees since 2006:
AB H HR BB BBI AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 45 25 7 17 6 .556 .667 1.111 1.778
2007 51 20 4 8 4 .392 .475 .686 1.161
2008 19 10 3 2 0 .526 .571 1.105 1.677
115 55 14 27 10 .478 .573 .922 1.495
George A. King III, Post:
The Yankees should give Manny Ramirez the finger. Actually, four of them, every time he steps into the batter's box.Anthony McCarron, Daily News:
In what can only be compared to one's head feeling better when it no longer is getting banged into concrete, the Yankees continue to challenge the greatest run producer of his generation, who punishes Yankees pitching. It almost seems they are allergic to intentionally walking Ramirez. ...
With two homers and a single when he batted in the seventh, Ramirez had Kyle "The Mop" Farnsworth throw his first pitch, a fastball, behind Ramirez' head. Ramirez eventually grounded out, which produced the loudest roar of the evening. ...
[Alex] Rodriguez' average with runners in scoring position [is now] .067 (1-for-15).
The seventh-inning brushback didn't trigger any brawls, but may prompt grudges, judging by the looks on the faces on the Red Sox bench. Josh Beckett, who beat the Yankees for the second time in less than a week, slowly shook his head afterward, and manager Terry Francona looked pained.Farnsworth:
The teams have 13 more games left against each other, the next one July 3 at the Stadium. ...
Farnsworth, often a pariah to those sitting in the stands, was cheered by the 55,088 fans after his pitch went near Ramirez's head.
It just slipped. I was trying to be aggressive and go in on him, but the ball slipped on me. ... The ball slipped. Sometimes it's dry. ... Yeah, I heard [the cheers]. It felt good. I hate to have it for that reason, but it's better than the other way.