August 8, 2009

The best game ever played

Four-hundred-ninety-four pitches, five hours and 33 minutes, 15 innings, one home run. If you did not watch the game last night, you should seriously consider buying the game from and watch the entire thing.

The Yankees (67-42) beat the Red Sox (62-46) on a two-run, walk-off home run by Alex Rodriguez in the bottom of the 15th inning to break a scoreless tie.

Quick ‘Cap:
Since runs were a foreign language to the Yankees and Red Sox last night, the only thing to talk about is the pitching. A.J. Burnett and Josh Beckett, in their third matchup this season, finally lived up to expectations. Burnett fell one out shy of eight complete innings, and Beckett’s night ended after seven.

Fourteen strikeouts for both teams, but the MVP of the bullpen goes to Alfredo Aceves. He pitched three innings, struck out three and obviously did so in shutout fashion. Full box score here.

Line of the Night:
Johnny Damon: 0-for-7, 2 K. Way to show your former team, Damon.

Up Next:
The Yankees can with series with a win on Saturday. Remember, the Red Sox are still 8-2 against the Yanks this season, but now the Yanks are 4.5 games ahead.

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