By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)
September 15th, 2013
New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Post Game Recap
Final Score: Yankees 2 Red Sox 9
The New York Yankees suffered a very bad sweep at the hands of the Boston Red Sox on Sunday Night Baseball, as they got blown out in the final game of the season against Boston. The loss moves the Yankees to (79-71) on the season, and are now three games behind the Tampa Bay Rays for the final Wild Card spot.
Red Sox Starter Clay Buchholz having his best season of his career, kept that going against the Yankees on Sunday night, as he earned his 11th win of the season. The Yankees only got one run off of Buchholz, as in the first inning a error by Buchholz allowed Granderson to Third Base, and then he was knocked in with an RBI ground out by Rodriguez. Buchholz finished going six innings allowing just the one unearned run on two hits and four walks.
Yankees Starter Ivan Nova didn’t have a good start against the dangerous Red Sox lineup, and with a short start he picked up his fifth loss of the season. The Red Sox wasted little time getting to Nova, as in the first inning David Ortiz singled home Daniel Nava, and then Mike Napoli continued his owning of the Yankees this season with a two-run home run. In the fourth inning the Red Sox would steal a run, as Jarrod Saltalamacchia would steal home. The fifth inning would be the last for Nova, as after the Red Sox loaded the bases, Nova would hit Mike Carp with a pitch leading to the fifth run of the game for Boston. Nova would go just four innings allowing five runs, four which were earned on six hits and two walks.
Adam Warren would get the Yankees out of the bases loaded no out jam in the fifth inning, but in the sixth inning he would have to Red Sox runs charged to him, as he finished going 1.1 innings allowing two runs on two hits and a walk.
In the bottom of the seventh inning the Red Sox would tack on their final two runs, as Mike Zagurski would get pulled after allowing a base-hit and then hitting a batter for David Phelps. Dustin Pedroia would get the better of Phelps with a two-run double, making it a 9-1 Red Sox lead.
In the top of the ninth inning the Yankees would get their final run of the season against Boston off of Allen Webster, as Ichiro Suzuki singled home Mark Reynolds.
The Yankees will have an off day on Monday before starting a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays, as on Tuesday Andy Pettitte (10-9, 4.04) will be facing R.A. Dickey (12-12, 4.36).