Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 4/3/13
What was considered to be a much anticipated match-up, turned out to be not much of a contest at all. In the second game of the 2013 season, Clay Buchholz took the mound for the Red Sox, while established veteran Hiroki Kuroda started for the Yankees. In the first inning, C Jarrod Saltalamacchia lined a timely two-out single to right field, putting the Red Sox on top quickly. In the 2nd inning, the wheels started to come off for Kuroda, hitting both Jackie Bradley Jr. and Daniel Nava with pitches (Nava HBP scored Bradley). Kuroda was then lifted from the game due to a finger injury, which was a result of earlier attempting to field a Shane Victorino line drive with his bare hand. From that point on, it was all Red Sox. This turned into a Don and Jerry giggle fest pretty quickly, which is always a great sign for the Red Sox...unless it's September of a 69-win season. Even lucious sideline reporter Jenny Dell chimed in on the tee-hees, joking about jogging in place due to the freezing cold. Meanwhile, every man's imagination ran wild at that thought. The most notable item of the night was Bradley Jr. recording his first major league hit with an RBI grounder into center field scoring Victorino from second. At the time it provide major insurance for the Sox, pushing the score 4-0. Additionally, Clay Buchholz's outing was encouring. Except for a few pitches, most notably a pitch he left up and in to Chris Stewart that went to the warning track, Buchholz had decent command. His final line: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K on 94 pitches. Not exactly an Ace line, but hey...first outing of the season for Buch. Quick note: Will Middlebrooks looks like the real deal. He made a phenomenal play in the 1st-inning on a tough bunt bid by Yankees' lead-off hitter Brett Gardner, barley gunning him out. But my word...what a play! Also he showed some nice opposite-field power, even though it went for an out. Alfredo Aceves made things interesting in the bottom of the 8th-inning, allowing a three-run HR to Vernon Wells, making it 7-4. But Sox new closer Joel Hanrahan closed things up in the 9th, earning his first save of the season. The Sox had this game in the bag early, but regardless showed some encouraging, key two-out hits. The Red Sox will try to complete the sweep of the Yankees tomorrow at 7:05pm, as Ryan Dempster makes his debut versus the always tricky Andy Pettitte. Box Score
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Auburn WR Duke Williams dismissed from the program

Rapper Luther Campbell's Miami coaching wish list has autocorrected error

Jordan Zimmermann issues farewell to Nationals fans

Zack Kassian suffered injuries in an early morning car accident

NFL looking into why Joe Haden was deactivated

Trent Dilfer rips Jimmy Graham as a blocker


Urban Meyers confirms WR Corey Smith has broken leg

Ryan Tannehill frustrated at Dolphins' practice squad

Urban Meyer says he could use J.T. Barrett as red zone QB

John Cena taking extended WWE leave of absence

Missouri QB Maty Mauk suspended indefinitely

Carmelo Anthony on requesting a trade: 'Hell no'

Who could be baseball’s next breakout postseason superstar?

WATCH: Seahawks' Russell Wilson refuses to get tackled

Why the Miami Dolphins had to fire Joe Philbin

Understanding Reggie Jackson's contract with Detroit

College football teams missing quality quarterback play

Alley Broussard waiting for Leonard Fournette to break his LSU record

Texas Rangers ups their concessions game for the postseason

What to make of Jameis Winston’s nightmare start

A brief history of Ichiro wanting to pitch

This weekend in NFL stupid: The Miami Dolphins

NFL players putting together unprecedented career years

College playoff: Five teams that hurt themselves, Week 5

College playoff: Five teams that helped themselves, Week 5

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Texas Rangers ups their concessions game for the postseason

College playoff: Five teams that hurt themselves

College playoff: Five teams that helped themselves

Could this be the Carolina Panthers season?

Michael Irvin: Cowboys have no chance against Patriots Sunday

Melo on requesting a trade: 'Hell no'

Remembering the Angels-Mariners AL West tiebreaker of 1995

Donald Trump: Redskins should keep team name

Redskins got a pregame pep talk from...Matthew McConaughey?

Matt Bonner is about to join an elite group of Spurs

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker