Three impressive wins!
This had to be one of the great regular season Red Sox-Yankees series in my memory. Of course, it helps that the Red Sox won all three games. But these were all great games, with clutch performances and thrilling drama.
- Game one, Friday, Jason Bay ties the score with a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth and Kevin Youkilis wins it with a walk off shot in the 11th.
- Game two, Saturday, the Sox rally from six runs down to win 16 to 11.
- Game three, Sunday night, Jacoby Ellsbury steals home against Andy Pettitte, leading to the 4 to 1 victory.
And not to be overlooked in last night’s win is the performance of the Sox young pitchers. Justin Masterson throws five and a third impressive innings to get the win, while Hunter Jones and Michael Bowden — just up from Pawtuckett for this one game — pitched beautifully out of the pen. That the Sox could fill two bullpen spots effectively with Pawtuckett callups is maybe the most hopeful sign of all.
The Sox begin a road trip this evening in Cleveland. Let’s see if they can maintain the momentum and energy level they had during this homestand.