Boston Red Sox defeat New York Yankees, 16-11
Walking Jason Bay intentionally seemed to make sense for the Yankees.
He had: 1) tied Friday's game with a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning; 2) hit an RBI single for the Red Sox' first run yesterday in the fourth inning; and 3) slammed a two-run, go-ahead double in the fifth inning off A.J. Burnett.
Who would want to pitch to him after all that? So Jonathan Albaladejo, the Yankees' fourth pitcher, didn't.
And he still paid.
Despite looking bad on tw...
BOSTON - This was exactly the type of game the Yankees had in mind when they decided to gamble $82.5 million on A.J. Burnett last winter. As a Toronto Blue Jay, nobody pitched better against the big dogs in the AL East than Burnett. And don't think his career ERA of 0.40 at Fenway Park wasn't a huge selling point.
Furthermore, he'd very much looked the part of the new Yankee stopper to this point, with Joe Girardi more than once saying he sensed that Burnett loves pitch...
BOSTON - Welcome to the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, A.J. Burnett. A very rude welcome at that.
Burnett blew a six-run lead, then watched the Yankees' bullpen allow eight more runs in a 16-11 loss to the Red Sox Saturday, marking the second straight day the Bombers had choked away a game to their bitter rivals.
After watching his teammates batter Josh Beckett for six runs in the first four innings, Burnett took the mound with a 6-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth. But J...