I wrote Friday that get ready for the rollercoaster ride this month as the Red Sox regular season is almost over. The Red Sox Yankee rivalry has been quiet in recent years, but could pick up again after the Yankees winning this weekend’s series 3-1.
The series started Thursday night as Edurado Rodriguez was pitching for the Red Sox and the Yankees hit off him like crazy. Rodriguez only pitched 5 innings, he gave up 10 hits, 5 earned runs, 2 walks,and had 4 strikeouts. The Red Sox lost Thursday night 6-2. So on Friday you’re thinking as a Red Sox fan as long as they at least split they’ll be fine and you have Sale pitching Sunday. Doug Fister pitched Friday and pitched well in the win. He pitched 7 innings, gave up 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, and had 5 strikeouts. The Red Sox won 4-1.
So you turn to Saturday the weekend series is 1-1, and you at least have to win one of these games to put the Yankees away. Nope let’s not do that and let them creep their way back by losing the next two. Drew Pomeranz pitched and didn’t pitch well. He pitched 5 innings, giving up 8 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts. The Red Sox lost 5-1. But that’s okay because you have your ace Chris Sale pitching Sunday and that should be a win right? Wrong, Chris Sale only pitched 4 innings, gave up 7 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks, and 6 strikeouts. The Red Sox lost 9-2, and lost the weekend series.
So today you wake up as a Red Sox fan thinking here we go again, is it back to where it used to be? Instead of putting the Yankess away in Spetember they just let them right back in it. The Red Sox toughest part of the schedule is when they go to Baltimore next week. They always have a tough time with that team for some reason. As of today the division lead is 3.5 games, hopefully it goes up and not down, but you never know with this team.