Friday, August 6, 2010

Yanks-Red Sox still has plenty of fireworks

So what if the Boston Red Sox start the night six games behind the New York Yankees. Anytime these two teams get together, fireworks are guaranteed.

Something is bound to happen that will spice up this series, despite the distance in the standings. When these two teams last met, Marcus Thames hit a walk-off homer off of Saux closer Jonathan Papelbon, who promptly recovered the next day to save the Red Sox victory. In an earlier series at Fenway Park, CC Sabathia showed his pinstripe pride when hit Dustin Pedroia after his hitters kept getting plunked by Red Sox pitching.

The Yankees could use some of the juice of playing the Red Sox to ensure that they are truly out of their funk and they may be catching the Saux at just the right time. Boston has managed to stay in the race for a long time despite being without young guns Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury and ace Josh Beckett for long stretches of the season. But the season-ending injury to Kevin Youkilis, who was having an All-Star caliber season, could be devastating.

The Bronx Bombers can put the Red Sox out of their misery with a repeat of last year's August sweep. Let's see if they can do it.

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