Saturday, April 12, 2008

Yankees 4, Red Sox 1

A textbook game of a pitcher winning "without his best stuff." With one exception (the home run Abreu misjudged and actually should have caught) Wang walked a tightrope, keeping his sinker too high but benefiting from the Red Sox batters either getting just under his pitches or else hitting their screaming line drives directly at Yankee outfielders.

Rarely has there been a more precarious complete-game two-hitter.

Still, nothing succeeds like success, and, as we speak, Wang sits on a 3-0 record and a 1.23 ERA, and furthermore has provided a day of rest to a bullpen exhausted after the thrills and chills of KC.

1 comment:

SunDevilJoe said...

On Wang's game,had to love the NY Post Headline:

"Hey, "SOX POX" Fan....

Of course referring to the Red Sox Shirt supposedly buried in the new Yankee Stadium.