They lose to the Boston Red Sox in every possible way this season. They lose when the great Mo Rivera can't get the last out of the game at Fenway, they lose when they can't hold a 6-0 lead at Fenway, they lose when a fast kid, Jacoby Ellsbury, steals home.Mark Feinsand, Daily News:
They lose five in a row to the Red Sox to start a season for the first time in 24 years because they are 8-for-54 with runners in scoring position and because they have a bunch of bargain basement relief pitchers who can't get a strike or an out when they really need one. The last time they played this way against Boston to start a season was 1985, the year Yogi was the manager and got fired early.
Could Joe Girardi be headed for the same fate [as Yogi Berra in 1985] if the Yankees don't turn things around quickly? Some fans seemed to be hoping as much, shouting "We Want Torre!" in the ninth inning.Wallace Matthews, Newsday:
Teixeira looks like a deer on the subway tracks. CC Sabathia has been a huge disappointment. A.J. Burnett, good so far, is always one fastball away from the DL. Chien-Ming Wang is MIA. ... [Jorge Posada on the DL] means a lot more of Molina, an automatic out in a lineup suddenly filled with them ...John Harper, Daily News:
When asked what the Yankees need to do to stop the slide, Girardi offered this nugget: "Players have to step up."
How do the Yankees reverse this troublesome trend of Red Sox dominance? How do they take back The Rivalry? ... [M]aybe the Yankees need to get extreme and go looking for a fight. These teams haven't brawled since 2004 ...Johnny Damon says the Yankees' 0-5 record against the Red Sox is actually a good thing:
Because we are 0-5, it's going to make us a better team, a tougher team, a team that's more together, a team that's going to rally behind our players.