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    Game 1 to the Yanks 4-1...Yanks ride 6+ innings of 1 run ball from Pineda and Dean Anna's 1st ML homer to the win...Ellsbury collects an rbi hit vs his former team..game contains controversy over Pineda's use/non use of pine tar...solid job by the pen without the services of Kelley and Warren...Game 2 pits Jon Lester(0-2/2.51 vs CC Sabathia(1-1/7.50)

     
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    though the temps are due to reach the upper 60's here...the morning skies in the city have been increasingly graying......hope we get this one in folks!!...

     
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    Girardi plays cards he's dealt, and they come up aces Anna, Solarte, Pineda and finally Phelps are the unlikely contributors in win over Sox By Richard Justice | Archive 4/10/2014 11:37 P.M. ET        

    NEW YORK -- Two weeks from now, the Yankees may not even remember this one. It'll just be seen as another brick in the wall. In its own way, though, Thursday's 4-1 victory over the Red Sox was special.

    It was a game to be embraced and debated and marveled at. In that way, it was a game that reminds us why baseball seasons draw us in and then won't let go. It was a small game in the overall scheme of things, but to Yankees fans, it was a significant one, too.

    To review: Yanks manager Joe Girardi walked into his office Thursday having decided to give two of his late-inning relievers -- Adam Warren and Shawn Kelley -- a day off. He hoped to give a third guy, Matt Thornton, a break, too.

    If Girardi had to lose a game to give his guys a break, then he was going to lose a game. As Tony La Russa sometimes reminded reporters, "When you're playing the first half of a season, you're also playing the second half."

    In other words, managers must plan for the long haul, which means not wearing any single player down early. It also means keeping an entire roster fresh and not allowing any player to sit for too long. When teams win championships, they always look back and marvel at how many different players contributed to the cause.

    OK, back to Girardi. There's his lineup, too. His blueprint was never to start Dean Anna at second base and Yangervis Solarte at third in the first game of a Red Sox-Yankees series.

    Injuries have forced Girardi to scramble to piece things together almost each game. He doesn't sweat the small stuff.

    "You seldom have a perfect roster," he said.

    So here's how it played out. Girardi's starting pitcher, Michael Pineda, himself a huge question mark, pitched into the seventh inning to get his first victory in almost three years.

    Forget those questions about pine tar on Pineda's right hand. Pitchers frequently use it in cool weather to better grip the ball. Is it against the rules? Yes. Is it a competitive advantage? Only in the thinnest sense.

    The Red Sox saw the substance and didn't complain because they believe using pine tar isn't the same as, say, scuffing the ball or applying something to make the ball slippery and moving wildly at home plate.

    Pineda succeeded because he cranked his velocity up to 96 mph in the early part of the game, and with a wicked slider, he had a nice combination.

    Girardi got six innings out of Pineda. By then, he had a 4-1 lead thanks to Anna's first career home run.

    Once Pineda departed, Girardi's challenge was to find those final nine outs. He got two of them from left-hander Cesar Cabral, just called up from the Minors, and then handed the ball to right-hander David Phelps, who began the day with a 9.82 ERA.

    And on a night when Girardi's bullpen was stretched thin, on a night when his lineup had some different faces in it, everything clicked for the Yankees.

    Phelps did his part, too, getting the final seven outs and notching his first career save. The Yankees and Red Sox play 18 more times during the regular season. The Yanks have 152 games remaining.

    But for one Thursday night at the ballpark, it was about as sweet a victory as a team can have.

    "You look at the course of a season, and it takes more than 25 guys," Girardi said. "You're going to have injuries, and you're going to have people that need to contribute probably more than anyone else expected if you're going to get to where you want to get. We've had some guys do that. You look at what Solarte has done. Look at what Phelpsy did tonight. You look at Dean Anna gets a big hit. It's kind of the way the game is."

    That's exactly how Anna and Phelps looked at it.

    "You've just got to jump on and ride the wave," Anna said. "You've got to be prepared and ready to go. If your number gets called, be ready."

    Phelps took the ball knowing he had only a small safety net. If he could get those final seven outs and give his teammates in the 'pen a break, it would be significant.

    "I figured as long as I was keeping guys off base, they were going to let me go," he said. "I wanted to eat up as much as I could."

    The Yankees are hopeful of being whole again at some point. That means getting closer David Robertson and first baseman Mark Teixeira back from the disabled list and giving the club's original blueprint a chance to succeed.

    With injuries impacting every American League East team, the race looks more jumbled by the day, which could make for a chaotic summer and a tremendously fun September.

    Until then, it's a day at a time.

    "Every night is a chance for someone to shine," Girardi said, "and it's not always the people you expect. To be successful as a team, it takes a lot of people."

     
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    Hey, jete. Just popped in to say "Good Luck"...

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    I think you're thinking of "Pet Sematary." That was this cat's father. His mother was the cat in "Hell House."

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    I think you're thinking of "Pet Sematary." That was this cat's father. His mother was the cat in "Hell House."

    jete: Sorry. I won't do that again.Embarassed

    [/QUOTE] LOL..mornin' AB...finally able to put together a good game against Buchholz, winless in 3 against him last year..fully expecting Lester to be tough and the Sox offense to be better...gray day here in the city....hope it holds off enough to get the game in.. 


     
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    Hey, jete. Just popped in to say "Good Luck"...

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    I think you're thinking of "Pet Sematary." That was this cat's father. His mother was the cat in "Hell House."

    jete: Sorry. I won't do that again.Embarassed

    [/QUOTE] LOL..mornin' AB...finally able to put together a good game against Buchholz, winless in 3 against him last year..fully expecting Lester to be tough and the Sox offense to be better...gray day here in the city....hope it holds off enough to get the game in.. 


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    Mornin' Jete!  Congrats on the season opener last night....clearly Yanks were the better team last night.  

    One down, 17 to go...Enjoy these, my friend!

     
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    Hey, jete. Just popped in to say "Good Luck"...

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    Didn't that cat appear in the movie SALEM'S LOT?

     

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    I think you're thinking of "Pet Sematary." That was this cat's father. His mother was the cat in "Hell House."

    jete: Sorry. I won't do that again.Embarassed

    [/QUOTE] LOL..mornin' AB...finally able to put together a good game against Buchholz, winless in 3 against him last year..fully expecting Lester to be tough and the Sox offense to be better...gray day here in the city....hope it holds off enough to get the game in.. 


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    Jete - Pineda!  Damn.  Looks like the kid has finally put it together.  If last night was a harbinger of things to come, you should be feeling pretty good about the Evil Empire's chances huh?

     
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    jete: Sorry. I won't do that again.Embarassed

    [/QUOTE] LOL..mornin' AB...finally able to put together a good game against Buchholz, winless in 3 against him last year..fully expecting Lester to be tough and the Sox offense to be better...gray day here in the city....hope it holds off enough to get the game in.. 


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    Jete - Pineda!  Damn.  Looks like the kid has finally put it together.  If last night was a harbinger of things to come, you should be feeling pretty good about the Evil Empire's chances huh?

    [/QUOTE] hey Space...definitely stoked about Pineda, but still worried about the offensive disappearing acts the Yanks tend to take..also, can't help but wonder how many more nights like this the pen will be able to withstand...not naive enough to think that the Sox(and everyone else) won't be better than that going forward... 

     
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    jete: Sorry. I won't do that again.Embarassed

    [/QUOTE] LOL..mornin' AB...finally able to put together a good game against Buchholz, winless in 3 against him last year..fully expecting Lester to be tough and the Sox offense to be better...gray day here in the city....hope it holds off enough to get the game in.. 


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    Mornin' Jete!  Congrats on the season opener last night....clearly Yanks were the better team last night.  

    One down, 17 to go...Enjoy these, my friend!

    [/QUOTE] hey soups!!...i'll take this one..no doubt the rest of em' will be battles..

     
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    jete: Sorry. I won't do that again.Embarassed

    [/QUOTE] LOL..mornin' AB...finally able to put together a good game against Buchholz, winless in 3 against him last year..fully expecting Lester to be tough and the Sox offense to be bettr...gray day here in the city....hope it holds off enough to get the game in.. 


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    Yeah, Buch didn't pitch badly but Pineda was better (not going into the "controversy"- ESPN reorting on it as I post). Sox bats are cold right now. Thinking (hoping) they'll heat up soon. Also hope they get the game in today. Lester and C.C. Should be interesting. Enjoy.

     
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    Left-handed aces take stage for Red Sox, Yanks Lester, Sabathia face off as series between rivals continues

    By Ian Browne / MLB.com | 4/11/2014 1:21 AM ET

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    The two pitchers who will square off on Friday night at Yankee Stadium would be on anyone's short list of the top lefties in baseball over the past several years.

    The Red Sox will send Jon Lester to the mound, and he'll be opposed by Yankees ace CC Sabathia.

    Sabathia had the same type of down year in 2013 that Lester had in '12.

    But after being hit hard in his first start this season, Sabathia won his last time out -- giving up four hits and four runs in a 6-4 win over the Blue Jays -- and will try to have the type of bounceback season Lester did a year ago.

    "I just thought he was down in the zone," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi. "His ball was sinking like it was supposed to. I thought his changeup was good. I thought his slider was good. So I was encouraged."

    Lester was a rock for the Red Sox in both of his starts, but he is 0-2 thanks to a lack of run support. His 2.52 ERA is far more indicative of the way he's pitched.

    "Well, he's pitched outstanding the first two starts for us," said Red Sox manager John Farrell. "Unfortunately, he's pitched on the wrong day, where the offense hasn't been there to pick him up."

    Given that Lester is in the walk year of his contract, his starts will probably be more scrutinized than usual, but he hasn't shown any indication of being distracted by that situation.

    "I don't think Jon will be affected by the situation he's in contractually. He's a very focused and driven person, and the only focus that he has is on the work that he's doing on a given day," Farrell said. "Whether that's starting on the fifth day or the work in between, he's a mentally strong person. That time will come that they'll address the free agency or the contract, however it turns out."

    Red Sox: Offense is lacking
    Inconsistent offense is the biggest reason why the Red Sox have lost six of their first 10 games. Farrell hasn't been able to find any production in the leadoff spot, and that has had a trickle-down effect.

    "We'll take a closer look at the lineups and what's best [on Friday] against CC," he said. "We're looking to get some continuity and really be able to bunch some hits together, which really hasn't been the case."

    Daniel Nava (.139) has been slumping the most, but he belted a homer in the seventh inning on Thursday, which could be a sign he's closer to finding his stroke.

    Yankees: McCann hopes to find groove
    Catcher Brian McCann was in an 0-for-14 drought before lacing an RBI single to help the Yankees to their 4-1 win on Thursday.

    The Yankees hope that hit will get him going.

    "It was weird, because I don't feel bad at the plate," McCann said. "You look up, and you're just not getting the hits."

    McCann signed a five-year, $85 million contract with the Yankees back in December.

    Worth noting
    • Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has reached safely in all 23 games he's played against the Yankees since the start of the 2012 season.

    • Derek Jeter has hit Lester fairly well over the years, producing at a .333 clip with one homer and eight RBIs.

    • Look for David Ross to get the start behind the plate for Boston on Friday night, as he is 6-for-18 with a pair of homers lifetime against Sabathia

     

     
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    a litlle more optimistic folks...clouds have broken in the city! Cool

     
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    everyone have a great weekend!!!!..enjoy the game Cool

     
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    Game 2 to the Sox 4-2....Sox ride the strong pitching of Jon Lester and  a game tying homer by JThugs and huge homer from Grady Sizemore to earn the win...Lester pitches well against the Yanks in his usual fashion..while Sabathia finally has a strong game against the Sox then has it  collapse in a fateful 6th innning due in part to the Sox offense grind em out M.O. credit to them.....Game 3(a matinee) pits a strong pitching John Lackey(2-0/1.38) vs Hiroki Kuroda (1-1/2.92)

     
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    Game 2 to the Sox 4-2....Sox ride the strong pitching of Jon Lester and and a game tying homer by JThugs and huge homer from Grady Sizemore to earn the win...Lester pitches well against the Yanks in his usual fashion..while Sabathia finally has a strong game against the Sox then has it  collapse in a fateful 6th innning due in part to the Sox offense grind em out M.O. credit to them.....Game 3(a matinee) pits a strong pitching John Lackey(2-0/1.38) vs Hiroki Kuroda (1-1/2.92)



    Headline on this site says SOX BATS COME ALIVE. I wouldn't go that far; I'd say they were just taken off life support.

     
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    Game 2 to the Sox 4-2....Sox ride the strong pitching of Jon Lester and and a game tying homer by JThugs and huge homer from Grady Sizemore to earn the win...Lester pitches well against the Yanks in his usual fashion..while Sabathia finally has a strong game against the Sox then has it  collapse in a fateful 6th innning due in part to the Sox offense grind em out M.O. credit to them.....Game 3(a matinee) pits a strong pitching John Lackey(2-0/1.38) vs Hiroki Kuroda (1-1/2.92)

     



    Headline on this site says SOX BATS COME ALIVE. I wouldn't go that far; I'd say they were just taken off life support.

     

    [/QUOTE] still, you have to expect it would come at some point...can't remember either team ever completely shutting down the other over the course of a series..these teams battle no matter who's in or out of the lineup...this should be a good one, Lackey's pitching well...   


     
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    Sizemore came up huge last night, but the bats haven't really awoken until they start hitting balls out of the infield.

    Thought Lester looked real good again last night.  Would've been the first time in his career to have started 0-3.  

    Jete---Enjoy the weather; beautiful day for a game!

     
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    Be nice to string a couple of big innings together, and kick the yanks around a bit.

     
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    Game 3 to the Yanks 7-4..Yanks take this one on the strength of strong pitching by Kuroda and the pen and the offense produces 5 homers( 2 from McCann and solos from Beltran, Sori and Kelly Johnson) Yanks touch Lackey who came in today's game pitching well for 4 homers and 6 earned runs...Game 4 pits two guys coming off of rough starts Felix Doubront(1-1/9.00) vs Ivan Nova(1-1/8.68)..it's the Sunday Night ESPN game Yell  

     
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    I know its early but the Sox have very little power in  their lineup and this should have been addressed in the offseason... if Ben was counting on WB that was a mistake since he has proven little or nothing since his first year....Bogs could provide some power but they need another bat... the offense so far has been pretty anemic esp w/runners in scoring position...

     
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    I know its early but the Sox have very little power in  their lineup and this should have been addressed in the offseason... if Ben was counting on WB that was a mistake since he has proven little or nothing since his first year....Bogs could provide some power but they need another bat... the offense so far has been pretty anemic esp w/runners in scoring position...

    [/QUOTE] you guys have good pop throughout the OF, just not enough spots to play it all at once...


     
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    Nova, Doubront eye bounce-back outings in finale  

    By Bryan Hoch / MLB.com | 4/12/2014 7:48 PM ET

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    The Yankees have been eager to prove that their revamped roster would restore order to the game's most historic rivalry, one year after being reduced to doormats by the Red Sox. The defending World Series champions would be just fine leaving town with a series split.

    Up two games to one in the first of many meetings between the rivals this season, New York will try to take the series from Boston on Sunday night, as right-hander Ivan Nova grabs the ball against left-hander Felix Doubront in a matchup of hurlers who'd both like to bounce back from their last start.

    They'll each have their work cut out for them. The Yankees were just 6-13 against Boston last season, marking their most losses to the Red Sox in a single season since 1973, but they hardly threatened with this brand of thump last year.

    New York's Nos. 3-6 hitters -- Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann and Alfonso Soriano -- combined to go 8-for-15 with six runs, a double, four homers, six RBIs and a walk in the Yanks' 7-4 win on Saturday.

    "I think that's what we're capable of. We have a deep lineup that gets on base," McCann said. "We're capable of big innings. So far, so good."

    "Our lineup is much more balanced," Yankees manager Joe Girardi added. "I think it's much more explosive too."

    The Red Sox, who have lost three of five, are still trying to get their batting order moving in the right direction. Boston manager John Farrell scribbled Dustin Pedroia's name in the leadoff spot on Saturday, the fourth leadoff batter used by the Sox already this year.

    "Any given day, things can change and you can go out and score 20 runs in one inning," Boston's Mike Carp said. "It's just a part of the game. We're early in the season still, still trying to get in a groove and figure things out as a club."

    Boston catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who slugged a two-run homer in Saturday's contest, also believes better days are around the corner for the Sox.

    "We're going to be fine. You see some guys starting to get going, and some of the other guys are starting to swing the bats OK, and that's what we need," Pierzynski said.

    Yankees: Ellsbury red-hot vs. Red Sox
    Ellsbury is enjoying a successful first homestand in Yankees pinstripes. The speedy center fielder was 2-for-3 with a bunt single, a stolen base and a walk on Saturday, and is 4-for-10 with an RBI in this series.

    Ellsbury, who picked up his 2013 World Series ring from manager John Farrell and general manager Ben Cherington on Friday, is 9-for-22 on the homestand and has 16 hits in his last 36 at-bats.

    Red Sox: Where's Papi? On base, most likely
    David Ortiz had a sixth-inning double in Saturday's loss to the Yankees. Big Papi has now reached base safely in all 25 games that he has played against the Yankees since the beginning of the 2012 season.

    Over that span, Ortiz is batting .419 (39-for-93) with three homers, 12 RBIs and 20 walks. He's 6-for-16 (.375) with a double, homer, four RBIs and four walks lifetime against Nova.

    Worth noting
    • Soriano made his first regular season appearance in right field on Saturday -- he had previously played there once for an inning in Game 5 of the 2003 World Series against the Marlins. Soriano has homered in back-to-back games.

    • The Yankees are 5-1 this season when they score first, and 0-6 when trailing or tied after six innings. They're 6-0 when leading after six innings.

    • Pierzynski has nine hits in his last 16 at-bats over five games played, with a homer and three RBIs.

    • Pedroia snapped an 0-for-12 stretch with a fifth-inning double on Saturday. Over his last eight games against the Yankees dating to last September, Pedroia is batting just .176 (6-for-34) with two RBIs.

     

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