Game 60: Penny outpitches CC. Did I just say that?


Final - 6.11.2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 10 1
Boston Red Sox 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 X 4 8 0
WP: Takashi Saito (1 - 0)
SV: Jonathan Papelbon (16)
LP: CC Sabathia (5 - 4)

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Editor's Note: Just noticed E-Coli's post. Should I take this one down? Probably, but I won't. Enjoy!

The Red Sox sweep the Yankees and all I want to sing right now is, "Love that dirty water..."

But here's the thing folks: the Yankees, despite losing to the Red Sox eight times in a row, are a very good team. Yes, it's great to beat them all the time, but we're not just going to lose them off of our tails. As much as that'd be nice, 8-0 just gives us 8 wins. If it could mean the Yankees place 5th in the AL East, that'd be 100 times better.

The Sox did it thanks to a great game from Brad Penny. Penny went six innings, gave up six hits, no runs, one walk and struck out five.

Unfortunately Penny didn't pick up the win, but damn, could we have gotten a better performance in a bigger start? This was a huge game for the Red Sox, and not just because they won, but because Penny gave them an amazing start.

On the offensive side, David Ortiz hit -- another -- home run. Check that man for steroids! (I hope we all know that is a joke). After going down 3-1 after 7 innings, J.D. Drew, Jason Bay and Mike Lowell knocked in runners to take the lead and give the Sox the win. Manny Delcarmen struggled in relief ( .2IP, 3R), but Takashi Saito (W, 1.1IP, 1H, 2K) and Jonathan Papelbon (S, 1IP, 0H, 0BB) picked up the slack.

The Sox head back into interleague play on Friday against the defending World Series champion Phillipes. It'll be Jon Lester v. Joe Blanton.

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