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CC Sabathia (10-10, 4.66 ERA) leads the Yankees against Ryan Dempster (6-8, 4.50 ERA) and the Sox in the rubber match tonight at Fenway. Sabathia has struggled with his command and velocity for much of the season. In his last outing against the Angels, he allowed three runs on three hits in six innings, but he also walked six batters. Heading into Sunday’s series finale, Sabathia is coming off two solid starts but still has a 4.66 ERA that is well above his norm since joining the Yankees in 2009. That has made the ace subject to some criticism, but he’s taking on his next assignment with his focus on silencing the doubters. ”You know when I’m out there and I’m playing, I’m not thinking about what people think about me or what’s going on,” Sabathia said. “I’m thinking about trying to making a good pitch and helping the team win. I get to go out there every time out and try to change people’s opinion of me, so hopefully I can do that.”
Dempster pitched his best game in weeks in his last start, giving up four hits and just one run over seven innings against the Blue Jays. He left with a lead, but wound up getting a no decision. Opponents are hitting .257 against him.
Alfonso Soriano might not have been able to continue his amazing run of RBIs on Saturday, but he had two more hits to keep his hot streak going with five consecutive multi hit games. Before his two hit game Saturday, he’d had at least three hits in his last four games, the first Yankee to do so since Johnny Damon. He’d also registered 18 RBIs over those four games, one of six players ever to accomplish that, four of them Yankees. “He’s got a chance to do some damage,”Joe Girardi said. “That’s the guy he’s been his whole career, since the day we saw him. He’s got a lot of power and he has the ability to change games.”
Notes on the game.
The Red Sox now lead the season series, 7-4.
The Yankees are 10-5 in their last 15 games at Fenway Park, 2-3 this season.
Once this series is over, the rivals will meet again September 5-8 in the Bronx and September 13-15 at Boston.
First pitch at 8:05 PM on ESPN.
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Following last night’s drama in Boston stemming from Ryan Dempster beaning A-Rod (most likely intentionally), Rodriguez spoke with a hoard of media members in the visitors clubhouse at Fenway. When one reporter asked if A-Rod thought Dempster should be suspended for his actions, the Yankees third baseman – who currently is appealing a 211-game suspension from the league for PED...
Ryan Dempster will never have to buy a drink in Boston again.
Right or wrong, Dempster did what all of Red Sox Nation was clamoring for - drill A-Rod.
Dempster tossed three pitches inside to Rodriguez to lead off the second inning and with the fourth pitch, as the boos rained down on A-Rod, Dempster let him have it.
Umpire Brian O'Nora immediately...
6:08 p.m.: Dustin Pedroia fouled a ball off his shin Saturday, and he was removed from the game before the bottom of the ninth inning. He’s ready to go Sunday, though.
Mike Napoli, meanwhile, be out of the Red Sox’ lineup again. He’s been dealing with a foot ailment, and his status remains day-to-day. Daniel Nava will play first base and bat seventh in Napoli’s absence.
Ryan Dempster you lose.
ESPN is reporting that Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster has been suspended five games for throwing at Alex Rodriguez over the weekend.
Ryan Dempster five-game suspension for throwing at A-Rod. #yankees #redsox
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 20, 2013
Ryan Dempster of course was mad about Rodriguez juicing and still being allowed to play while suspended...
Joe Girardi is still fuming about Ryan Dempster hitting Alex Rodriguez.
Dempster drilled Rodriguez in the second inning of Sunday’s game, which prompted home plate umpire Brian O’Nora to issue warnings to both sides. Girardi said after the game that he thought the situation was handled poorly. He wanted Dempster to be ejected, and he now wants the Red Sox pitcher to be suspended...
Yankees manager Joe Girardi say it will be ''open season'' on Alex Rodriguez if Major League Baseball fails to suspend Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster for hitting the New York star with a pitch.
Dempster threw one pitch behind A-Rod's knees and two more inside at Fenway Park on Sunday. Then his 3-0 pitch struck Rodriguez's left elbow pad and ricocheted off his...
The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are this week’s ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game of the week and the rivalry truly is renewed. Ryan Dempster hits Alex Rodriguez with a fastball to the back and Fenway Park erupts into cheers.
For the first time since Rodriguez returned to the major leagues since his appeal of his lengthy suspension a opposing pitcher purposely throws...
I don’t care if this dude is a Red Sox fans. He deserves all the stupid comments thrown his way.
Anyways, last night Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster tried to plunk Alex Rodriguez because… um… he was involved in Biogenesis? I don’t know. It really doesn’t make sense to me either. He didn’t show up a home-run – also stupid – or badmouth somebody on the Red Sox...
Ryan Dempster made it obvious that he was intentionally trying to hit Alex Rodriguez during Sunday’s Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees game, but did you realize that Dempster likely had this planned for a while? Ottawan Citizen sports writer Wayne Scanlan tweeted that Dempster told him he planned to “drill” A-Rod the first chance he […]
Alex Rodriguez has worn the villain’s hat long enough to know he is disliked throughout baseball. What he doesn’t want is people throwing at him because of their opinions of him filing an appeal of a suspension.
“Whether you like me or hate me that was wrong and unprofessional and silly and kind of a silly way to get somebody hurt on your team as well’’ Rodriguez said...
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it will be ''open season'' on
Alex Rodriguez if Major League Baseball fails to suspend Boston
pitcher Ryan Dempster for hitting the New York star with a
I rarely post anything that isn’t Mets related, but I hope people had a chance to watch yesterday’s game between the Yankees and Red Sox in Fenway Park. Another chapter was written into one of the most storied rivalries in sports.
In the second inning, Alex Rodriguez walked to the plate engulfed in a tidal wave of boos to face Ryan Dempster. Fans started chanting “You’re...
Joe Girardi thinks that Ryan Dempster should be suspended. John Farrell, as you might expect, feels differently.
Major League Baseball is currently in the process of determining whether or not Dempster should be disciplined for hitting Alex Rodriguez with a pitch in the second inning of Sunday’s Red Sox-Yankees game. Farrell reiterated his stance on the incident Monday, telling...
The Yankees Red Sox rivalry might have been not as heated as it was in the past, but last night proved that their games are always worth watching. The rubber match ended up going to the Yankees as they beat the Red Sox 9-6.
Fireworks exploded in the second inning when Boston’s Ryan Dempster was aiming for New York’s Alex Rodriguez almost every pitch. Everyone could see the message...