Francisco Cervelli brought in the only runs for the Yankees today. (Photo Credit: Brent Mayne)
Boston Red Sox 8 — New York Yankees 2
The regular season is officially under way in today’s 8-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
CC Sabathia is the ace of the Yankees pitching staff and got the start today. After a strong first inning that featured two strikeouts, a walk of Jarrod Saltalamacchia started trouble in the second inning. Jonny Gomes singled and rookie outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. walked for his first of three today to load the bases.
Shortstop Jose Iglesias hit a ball to the right of shortstop Eduardo Nunez and the speed of Bradley Jr. was too much as a run would score on Nunez’s attempt to get a force at second base. Kevin Youkilis, at first base today, would prevent one run from scoring with a force out at home before Shane Victorino and Dustin Pedroia would succeed with runners on. Victorino brought in two runs and Pedroia brought in one.
In the fourth inning, Kevin Youkilis...