• http://yankeesetc.blogspot.com/ Travis G.

    from MLB.com-
    ” Coming into the series, the trio of Curt Schilling, Beckett and Daisuke Matsuzaka loomed as threatening, to say the least. But the Yankees have logged 10 runs (nine earned) and 17 hits in 13 2/3 innings against Boston starters over the first two games, with Matsuzaka’s effort remaining as the weekend’s great unknown.

    “You’ve just got to keep going through it,” Rodriguez said. “I think one positive is at least we get to see their best three right off the bat. It’s always a great challenge going up against those guys, but I like what we’re seeing with our young players. Hopefully those guys will help us down the road, too.” ”

    It’s true. A somewhat depleted (no Matsui, mostly no Posada) lineup has faced (and is about to) Boston’s top three pitchers. Through two games, they’ve hit them up for nine earned runs in 13.2 innings. Meanwhile, Boston is facing just one of the Yanks top pitchers (the rest being injured). At the very least, it makes the next meeting that much more comfortable for Yankee hitters, and less comfortable for Boston hitters (who will likely face the likes of Wang and Mussina in the next series).

  • mg

    Nomaas is right a lot. They’re also darn entertaining. Balance that with a sensible dose of intelligent commentary (like here) and a splash of community (PinstripeAlley) and you’ve got everything a Yankee fan could ask for.

  • John


  • YankeesFan26

    Clemens To Start Preparing for MLB Return

    ESPN just interviewed Roger Clemens at the Champ car race in Houston. Clemens said he was two weeks away from being in shape for baseball and planned to start training. The reporter asked which uniform we will see him wearing: Red Sox, Yankees, or Astros. Clemens joked saying the reporter would edit his response so it sounded like Red Sox. Then continued by saying there were many Red Sox and Yankee fans in the crowd and a decision will be made by the end of May.

    So, barring any injuries or setbacks it looks likely that Clemens will be pitching another half-season again.

  • Jered M

    Boston staff exposed

    You know, the Yanks had no problems vs. Schilling and Beckett. Seems to me like when we have our full staff back, you’re going to see the usual second-half collapse by the Red Sox starters. I’m far more confident in Pettitte-Mussina-Wang-Igawa-Pavano than I am in the Sox starters