Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 6/1/13
As much as I hate the Yankees, I have to give them their due. They shut us down last night. Ot more specifically, CC Sabathia shut us down. He was nothing short of brilliant last night. He is a legimate ace and he pitched like one last night. Trust me, it pains me a lot to type these words, but I give respect where it's due, and Sabathia earned my respect (at least for now). And it won't get any easier for us. We still have 2 more games against the Yankees, then our schedule looks like this: We go home to play Texas and Anaheim (not calling them LA; they were Anaheim when I started to watch baseball, so I still call them Anaheim). After that we go to Tampa Bay and Baltimore, then Tampa at home, then to Detroit. That's tough, and we'll need better pitching than Lester last night. It's very difficult to get anything off of aces like Sabathia, so our pitchers have to raise their game when we face top pitchers. We also need that spark at the top of the lineup that Jacoby Ellsbury prov...
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