Wonder whether it can get any worse for the YankeesApril 27th, 2009 - 11:13 pm ICT by GD
After witnessing the blowing up of a game by Mariano Rivera on Friday night and watching A.J. Burnett cough up a six-run lead on Saturday, the Bombers has to sit by and take in Jacoby Ellsbury’s steal of home against Andy Pettitte in the fifth inning Sunday night in a 4-1 loss that capped a three-game sweep at Fenway Park.
It led to a wild celebration among the Fenway faithful.The crowd got Ellsbury to come to the top step of the Boston dugout for a curtain call. The Yankees were made fun of and the evidence to that were the smiles and laughs in the dugout.
“We came in here feeling like we were playing pretty decent baseball,” Pettitte said. “To lose the first two the way we did was frustrating, and for me, personally, it’s extremely frustrating because I wanted to give us a great start tonight.”
“If you’re talking about results, the results couldn’t have been any worse,” Derek Jeter said. “We lost three games, but we felt that we were in pretty good position to win two of them. We just didn’t get the job done.”
Now as CC Sabathia are about to start off a three-game set in Detroit the Yankees will have to turn to their $161 million man.
The Yankees took a lead against starter Justin Masterson on Brett Gardner’s sac fly in the third, but Boston tied it up in the bottom of the inning with some help from the Yankees’ new third baseman Angel Berroa, who made a throwing error and a fielding error before David Ortiz lifted a sac fly to left to score Ellsbury.
Pettitte struck out Kevin Youkilis, J.D. Drew and Mike Lowell in the fourth, but a four-pitch walk of Varitek to lead off the fifth set the tone for the inning, one which will surely haunt Pettitte.
After striking out Nick Green, Pettitte walked Ellsbury, putting runners at first and second with one out. Dustin Pedroia flied out to center, but Ortiz lined a 1-2 fastball off the Green Monster for an RBI double, giving the Red Sox a 2-1 lead.
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