The New York Yankees took two out of three from the Red Sox in the Bronx this weekend. What is there to take away from this series?
For the Red Sox, it was an odd series against the Yankees this past weekend. To say the least, things could’ve gone much better.
However, Sunday was the epitome of embarrassment. With the whole baseball world watching Sunday night baseball the Yankees returned the favor on the Sox by delivering their own 11-1 blowout. Although the Red Sox won a game in the series, the series as a whole was a total disappointment.
How did the games play out?
To understand why you must go back to Thursday night. The Sox were fresh off of a sweep of the Los Angeles Angels, a 6-0 season sweep on top of that. Of course, things were looking bright heading into New York. Why wouldn’t they be after completing not just a series sweep, but a season sweep.
Well, the Yankees series got off to a rough start to say the least. Eduardo Rodriguez was roughed up over six innings as he allowed five earned runs on seven hits. Two of the seven hits he allowed were long balls. The offense was virtually nonexistent as they combined for a 6-32 performance at the plate while scoring just once. The Red Sox, who have struggled against left handed pitchers on the road this season, continued that trend on Friday against C.C. Sabathia.
Game 2: The Revenge.
Luckily for the Sox, Saturday was a new day. With that, Sonny Gray continued his historically bad pitching against the Sox and at Yankee Stadium.
Again, Devers and Sale were huge factors in this game. Devers went 5-5 with a grand slam in the first and was a triple shy of the cycle. Sale went out and threw the best game by a Red Sox pitcher in the Bronx since Pedro Martinez in 1999.