Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Empire Slides Back

Shutting up the front-running Yankee faithful is sweet enough. Doing it while getting a sub-par performance from Jon Lester and another shaky save from Jonathan Papelbon is even better.

The Red Sox took an early 6-1 lead against the guy who used to be Freddy Garcia, and then fell asleep offensively against his successors. The Carmine Hose went down like lambs to the slaughter against the painfully no-name Pinstripe Pen.

Jacoby Ellsbury lead off the game with his 7th home run, followed shortly thereafter by a run-scoring triple by A-Gon. David Ortiz smacked his 14th HR for the 6-1 lead in what should have been the nail in the proverbial coffin. But the vampire-like Empire tried a comeback, only, inevitably, to fail, 6-4.