If the Boston Red Sox want to play spoiler over the final three weeks of the season, they're going to need to stop throwing out mediocre pitchers at the New York Yankees and their other AL East brethren not named the Toronto Blue Jays.
Of course that's pretty much what the Red Sox have in their starting rotation right now with the exception of Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester.
Once Aaron Cook lost his sinker last night, that was it for the Red Sox as the Yankees took advantage and went on to a 5-4 win over the local nine. It was a big win for the Yankees as it keep them even in the AL East race with the Baltimore Orioles who walked off with a win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
It wasn't all that bad for Cook in the early part of his start. In the first two innings, he had retired five of the first six batters on ground balls with the other being a strikeout. In the 3rd inning, he worked around a leadoff double by Eric Chavez by getting a ground out, a fly out and a strikeout.