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Home » July 2008 Game CommentsJuly 2008 » Dismal


Game 105: July 26, 2008
WinYankees 10 W: Andy Pettitte (12-7)
H: Damaso Marte (16)
H: Edwar Ramirez (3)
58-45, 8 game winning streak
Red Sox 3 L: Tim Wakefield (6-8) 60-45, 2 game losing streak
Highlights: In the first inning the Red Sox scored more runs then they did the entirety of the series opener, but this game was far from a pitchers’ duel. Pettitte started off shaky but settled down in his annoying, veteran, peek-from-behind the glove way that he has done for the better part of a decade with the Yankees. If only he stayed with the Astros.

In his career against Andy Pettitte, Manny Ramirez has a .416 batting average, .465 on-base percentage, and .675 slugging percentage with four home runs. But yesterday Ramirez had no hits: not on the field, nor with the Red Sox front office, nor with the Boston media.

The atmosphere of circling sharks around toothsome chum seems similar to July 31, 2004 when Nomar Garciaparra was traded to the Cubs. Add in a touch of the five-game sweep by the Yankees in August 2006 and you have the makings of a dismal phase in the defending champions’ season.

Jere and I at least got to see a superb shot by J.D. Drew into the bleachers in the sixth and Alex Rodriguez get plunked by Craig Hansen in the eighth.

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