NEW YORK — If I were Brian Cashman or Joe Girardi, what would bug me the most about Saturday’s 13-9 loss to the Red Sox was seeing Will Middlebrooks, Jackie Bradley Jr., Ryan Lavarnway, and Xander Bogaerts occupying the 6-9 spots in the Boston order and having them go 6 for 17 with four RBIs, a home run, and six runs.
Here we are in the middle of a September pennant race and the Red Sox have four of their guys from the farm system providing that type of production. The Yankees have nothing resembling that.
Bogaerts had three RBIs and his first major league homer and added a nice defensive play when he barehanded Robinson Cano’s slow roller in the fifth and threw him out. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.