Found April 04, 2013 on
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On the brink of a sweep in the opening series against their worst rivals, the Yankees, behind a stellar Andy Pettitte eight-inning effort, crushed the Red Sox’s dreams of a 162-0 season. Here are the four bases from Thursday’s game:
First Base: There is a new phenomenon sweeping the Red Sox media! Shane Victorino‘s “relentlessness” might be the next catchy saying sweeping the nation…well maybe Red Sox nation. The 32-year-old outfielder used his “relentlessness” yesterday, swiping second early in the game that allowed him to score from second on a Jackie Bradley Jr. single. Today, he tried to score from second again, but this time on a passed ball, with not as good of a result. John Farrell must have taken a deep breth when Victorino injured his right hand in a collison at home plate with Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli, but the skipper probably exhaled when his outfielder jogged back out to right field the next half inning.
Second Base: José Iglesias is showcasing a new and excit...
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It is certifiably insane to claim the Yankees needed to win last night's game. Yep. Lunacy. Booga-booga. We know better. Any blogger or writer who says it was a "must" victory - send 'em down to Columbus! That said, holy crap, did Andy Pettitte save our butts or what?Someday, when the Hall of Fame voters look back on Pettitte's career, I hope they remember...
Pettitte notched the first win of the season with eight strong.
Boston Red Sox 2 — New York Yankees 4
Andy Pettitte kept the Yankees from being swept in today’s 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox.
With two losses to start the season, the Yankees turned to Andy Pettitte to get the first win of the season. In eight innings, the 40-year-old Pettitte allowed just one run on eight...
Gordon Edes has written a profile piece on Shane Victorino as the catalyst to the Sox hot start (on pace for 162-0, baby!) that features some interesting quotes from the Flyin' Hawaiian. While so many baseball analysts and fans expect players to have great success during contract years, it sounds like Shane is the exception. Here's what he had to say about the mental side...
Shane Victorino really wanted to come to Boston. In fact, the decision was quite easy.
Victorino, who signed a three-year, $39 million contract with the Red Sox in the offseason, wanted to join a baseball town, which is understandable considering the outfielder spent parts of eight seasons in Philadelphia. Victorino wanted to play for a historically passionate fan base so badly,...
Former steroid user and now 40-year old pitcher who is somehow magically still good Andy Pettitte led the Yankees to their first win of the year, a 4-2 defeat of the Sox at Yankee Stadium.
Pettitte went eight strong, scattering eight hits and giving up just one earned run before handing things over to Mariano Rivera, who had a rocky first appearance since his knee injury last...
After Andy Pettitte retired and came back last year, you knew he would have only done it if he thought he had a little something left in the tank. And while the Boston Red Sox didn't get a chance to see him last year, they did get to see him last night.
And boy oh boy, did he look like the Pettitte of old in the Yankees 4-2 win over the Red Sox.
He did allow eight hits...
Tossing eight innings of one-run ball, borderline Hall of Fame southpaw Andy Pettitte led New York to a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday at Yankee Stadium. Thanks to the 40-year-old Pettitte (1-0, 1.13 ERA), a three-time All-Star who has captured five crowns in pinstripes, the Yankees (1-3) finally triumphed for the first time in 2013. Considering New York’s everyday...
The walls were starting to close in on the Yankees after the first two games of the season. An 0-3 start would not have doomed their season, but combined with all the injuries the club has sustained the feeling of a lost season in the making would only have grown stronger.
It would be easy to say that last night Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera turned back the clock. It would also...
On Sunday, Shane Victorino was thrown out trying to score from second on a passed ball. Although it was an aggressive baserunning play by the outfielder that just didn’t work it, it might also be a harbinger of what’s to come in 2013 for the Red Sox.
Manager John Farrell has made it no secret that he likes his teams to be aggressive on the bases when it’s the right time. So...
There is something special about watching homegrown talent succeed. That's why, even though the first win of the season is always sweet, this one, with its distinct Yankee farm flavor, was definitely one to savor. From Andy Pettitte starting the ballgame to Mariano Rivera closing it out and everything in between, the Yankee farm system showed up, defensively and offensively...
After opening the season with two losses to the Red Sox, the Yankees won their first game of the season the “old” fashioned way. Two long-time Yankees locked down the win as Andy Pettitte threw eight fantastic innings leading to Mariano Rivera’s first save of the year. If the Yankees want to pick up wins this weekend in Detroit, they will have to rely on their young pitchers...
Hiroki Kuroda just didn't look right after he was hit by that Shane Victorino single. Two hit-by-pitches and a trainer visit later, Kuroda exited the game with a bruised middle finger on his pitching hand. He is listed day-to-day. Adam Warren, who did the bulk of the pitching for the remainder of the game, may be rewarded for it with a trip to the minors. The Yankees have...