CC Sabathia wasn’t at his best last night, but he was good enough to hold the Red Sox to two runs over six innings as the Yankees offense helped him to a 5-2 victory in Fenway last night.
That wasn’t the big to do in last night’s game. That happened thanks to Francisco Cervelli who apparently pissed John Lackey off last night as he clapped his hands after he homered in the 5th inning. Lackey then proceeded to drill Cervelli the next time he was up in the 7th inning. The Yankees got the last laugh though as Cervelli eventually came around to score making it 5-2.
Emotions were high all night last night. Pitching coach Larry Rothschild was ejected for arguing with the umpires and so was Joe Girardi after the umpires didn’t know a basic rule of the game, that it is not considered a hit by pitch if the batter swings, and awarded Jarrod Saltalamacchia first base.
The Yankees will be right back at it with the Red Sox again tonight. Alex Rodriguez is most likely sitting. Unfortunately Phil Hughes will not be sitting, he is tonight’s starting pitcher (It’s not too late to call up Hector Noesi or Adam Warren). Josh Beckett is on the hill for Boston tonight.