Found April 20, 2012 on
At least the uniforms were cool (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
The Yankees spoiled Fenway Park's 100th anniversary celebration with a handful of home runs served up by Clay Buchholz on their way to a 6-2 beating of the Red Sox.
Thankfully I only able to catch the game starting in the 7th inning and I missed the home run derby. So I can't say to what degree Clay Buchholz stunk. But when you give up 9 hits and 5 home runs (6 runs total) over 6 innings, well, I don't think Clay leaves us any doubt as to just how bad he was today. That's 3 pretty awful starts for Clay in a row, surrendering 7 runs to Detroit, 5 to Tampa and now 6 to New York. The good news is that he was actually able to lower his ERA on the year from 9.82 to 9.00. So he's trending in the right direction.
Ortiz and Aviles were the only Sox to get multiple hits (2 apiece). One of Ortiz's hits was a solo shot that was originally ruled a double. That was about the only excitement on the day, once the actual game began. Aviles also drove in the only other run, with a RBI double.
I'll ignore the growing evidence that the Sox are a terrible baseball team this year and make the excuse that they were simply distracted with all the festivities for the anniversary celebration. That's why Clay surrendered 5 home runs and the offense was kept in check by Ivan Nova. Has to be.
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Throwback uniforms are a staple today in sports...
New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson homered in his first three at-bats in Thursday's game against the Minnesota Twins.
Granderson clubbed a solo homer in the first inning, a two-run shot in the second and another solo blast in the fourth to give New York a 7-4 lead.
He singled in the sixth inning in his bid for his fourth consecutive home run.
It was the first...
Derek Jeter's swinging 88th-floor New York City penthouse has just gone back on the market for a discounted $17.95 million, down from the $20 million price of two years ago.
The 5,425-square-foot captain's quarters is atop Trump World Tower at UN Plaza on the East Side.
It boasts 360-degree views of Manhattan, four bedrooms, five and a half baths, an eat-in kitchen and...
The New York Post celebrated the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park with a killer of a headline today. 100 Years of Ass Kicking, commemorates the Yankees dominance over the Red Sox's in the past century.
Through the 2011 season, the Yankees have an all-time record of 1,129-953-14 against the Red Sox, and here is how their World Series history matches up:
New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez moved into fifth-place on the all time home runs list on Friday with a Deep blast during the Yankees-Red Sox game at Fenway Park.
Rodriguez passed former teammate and mentor Ken Griffey Jr. with a solo home run in the fifth inning off Red Sox pitcher Clay Bucholz. This is his second home run of the season and number 631 for his career...
Have a day Curtis Granderson!
The Yankees outfielder turned in the first truly spectacular individual fantasy day of the 2012 season by going 5-5 with three home runs on Thursday night. He drove in four runs.
Curtis Granderson had one hell of a day yesterday, but should you start him on Friday? Jerod has the answer. (Photo by Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons)
The best part? I...
If you did not know--I was out all day yesterday and did not know either--the Yankees and Red Sox will be wearing 1912 throwback uniforms on Friday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park.
The Red Sox have worn these throwbacks before (below), but this will be a first for the Yankees. It'll be odd seeing the Yanks in something other than the usual road greys...
NY Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda. He of the 5.00 ERA and $10 million dollar contract...just signed a one year lease to rent a Midtown penthouse on West 52nd Street for $19,750 a month.
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
This is the beginning of a new weekly series where I post links to the latest posts written by women in the baseball blogosphere. Here's the first installment: At Lady Loves Pinstripes Kate references a popular Tom Hanks movie to describe her disdain for Yankees starter Phil Hughes.Jane Heller is more optimistic about Hughes and feels even better about Curtis Granderson...