April 4, 2013

G3: Yankees 4, Red Sox 2

Red Sox - 000 000 101 - 2  9  0
Yankees - 021 000 10x - 4  8  0
The Red Sox could do little with Andy Pettitte (8-8-1-1-3, 94) and a ninth-inning rally against Mariano Rivera fell short. The Yankees turned three double plays.

Boston threatened to score in the first inning. Shane Victorino and Mike Napoli singled, and both runners took off on a two-out wild pitch. Victorino rounded third, saw Pettitte was not covering the plate, and dashed home. However, catcher Francisco Cervilli was not far from the plate and he was able to race back and tag Victorino out. The Red Sox would not get another runner past first base until there were two outs in the seventh inning.

By that time, the Yankees led 3-0. Lyle Overbay's two-out, two-run single in the second put the Red Sox behind for the first time this season. Brett Gardner hit a solo home run in the third.

With two outs in the seventh, Will Middlebrooks singled and Jackie Bradley doubled him home. With a chance to tie the game, David Ross flied to deep left-center. Cervelli homered off Clayton Mortensen in the bottom half of the inning to restore New York's three-run lead.

Rivera, in his first appearance of the season, began the top of the ninth by walking Dustin Pedroia. After Napoli flied to right, Jonny Gomes lined a double down the left field line. Boston had the potential tying run at the plate, but Middlebrooks grounded out to first (Pedroia scored) and Bradley was rung up on strikes.

Dempster (5-5-3-4-8, 101) allowed the leadoff batter to reach base in each of the first four inning. He threw a lot of pitches and never really looked in charge.

NESN is missing pitches again. In fact, they almost missed Jose Iglesias's entire at-bat to start the eighth inning.
Ryan Dempster / Andy Pettitte
Ellsbury, CF
Victorino, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Napoli, 1B
Gomes, DH
Middlebrooks, 3B
Bradley, LF
Ross, C
Iglesias, SS


allan said...

Since 1916, only one player has had at least 3 BB, 1 RBI, and 1 run scored in his major league debut: Jackie Bradley.

Bradley is one of only 12 players to walk 3 times in his debut.

allan said...

Drew begins a rehab assignment tonight with Portland. He might be with the Red Sox for the home opener next Monday.

mattymatty said...

The pitch they called Bradley out on was outside. I hate that people say, well sure, it's Mo. He should have the same strikezone as everyone else, and especially so when it's the last strike of the game.

Bartman said...

"The Red Sox could do little with Andy Pettitte"

Isn't that a line that you could have written many times over the years?

9casey said...

It must be your feed. I didnt miss a pitch of Iglesias' at bat . They started with a split screen, went to first pitch and he hit the second one.

allan said...

I assumed NESN missed the at-bat because the feed came back and they were completely quiet. Don started his "we're back" intro just as Iglesias singled on the second pitch. I saw it all, but figured they were quiet because they were waiting to actually be on the air.

And, yes, Bradley was called out on ball one.