The New York Yankees lost to the Boston Red Sox by a score of 6-0 tonight. Josh Beckett pitched a gem for the Sox. With the loss, the Yankees have now lost four straight and the offense simply cannot hit anyone.

Not Enough for CC - AP

Recap

CC Sabathia kept the Yankees in the game until an Adrian Gonzalez three-run homer opened up the game in the seventh:

  IP H R ER K BB
Beckett 6 4 0 0 9 2
Sabathia 6.2 7 6 6 6 2

 

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On to tonight’s action, both the Yankees and the Red Sox put two runners on base with no outs, but both CC Sabathia and Josh Beckett got out of their respective jams. After that inning, Sabathia and Beckett went to work, mowing down the opposing lineups. After four innings, the two each struck out six.

Boston got the offense going in the top of the fifth as Jacoby Ellsbury drove a bases-loaded double in left field past a shallow Brett Gardner. I immediately began to panic as I saw Dustin Pedroia getting walked to load the bases for Adrian Gonzalez, but CC forced a soft groundout to end the inning on a 5-4-3 double play.

The top of the seventh proved to end the Yankees’ fate tonight as the Red Sox scored four, highlighted by the aforementioned A-Gonz three-run home run to right field. He knocked Sabathia out from the game, which was just a formality at that point.

Key Stats

3,000 Watch: Derek Jeter clubbed a single in the top of the first to get to 2,965 hits in his career.

Sarah Silvermann: Why on earth were you on the FOX broadcast tonight in the bottom of the fourth to represent the Red Sox? Thank goodness the Yankees did not send any classless celebrities up in the booth. Sarah only embarrassed herself by bringing up the term “massholes” (which was edited), saying LSD use should be permitted, and stating that she gets cold “because I am Jewish”. Classy broad.

3-4-5: The Yankees 3-4-5 hitters went a combined 1-10 with a walk. Ugly.

What’s Next?

The Yankees and Red Sox will finish up their series under the bright lights of Sunday Night Baseball. Look forward to a 3.5+ hour game and Bobby Valentine knowing more stats than you. Please Yanks, end this losing skid.

8:00 PM, ESPN. Jon Lester (4-1, 2.96 ERA) vs. Freddy Garcia (2-2, 2.61 ERA)