The New York Yankees lost to the Boston Red Sox last night by the score of 6-4. Freddy Garcia had nothing and four batters into the game it was 3-0 Sox. He lasted only 1 2/3 innings. Luis Ayala pitched 1 1/3 innings and then Hector Noesi really saved the Yankees bullpen by pitching six innings giving up two runs. He pitched great out of the pen and got sent down today because he wouldn't be available for a while and the Yankeees are short in the bullpen. The Yankees claimed Jeff Marquez off of waivers and he is expected to be with the team at game time and Amaury Sanit got recalled. The Yankees were trailing 6-1 in this game and then got a big two run double from Nick Swisher to make it a 6-3 game. The Yankees had their chance in the ninth, Jorge Posada had an RBI single to make it 6-4 and Arod was the tying run but struck out to end the game. Posada was filling in for Mark Teixeira who left in the first inning after getting beaned on the knee. He has a contusion but he will be playing tonight. Posada went 3-3 with a walk in the game.
The Yankees are now 1-6 against the Red Sox this season and 0-4 at home against them. A.J. Burnett will pitch tonight against Tim Wakefield. There are a couple of things to watch for, one of them is if the Yankees will retaliate tonight because of Tex and Martin getting hit last night and the other bigger one is Big Papi flipping his bat after his two run homerun in the fifth inning. Joe Girardi did not like that at all but he wasn't going to have a rookie retaliate. A.J. Burnett would be a guy that would and could do it tonight. The other thing to watch for is Varitek who has never been comfortable catching the knuckleball is in the lineup because Jarod Saltalamacchia is in the hospital with an illness. The Yankees when on base should run on him all night long. This could be a huge part of the game, I wouldn't of been suprised if they even played Chris Dickerson in this game or at some point he does come in just to add even more speed to the lineup. The game is on at 7:00PM on the YES network.
The Yes Network directly after the game and then the postgame will premiere the Joe Girardi Yankeeography, you will want to stay tuned for that. The series will finish off tomorrow night with a classic pitchers duel between C.C. Sabathia and Josh Beckett.
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