David Robertson is becoming a Yankee fan favorite. In the minds of the fans, he’s handsome, charitable, and always missing bats. In the minds of his opponents, he’s clever, got filthy stuff, and always missing bats. In my mind, he’s unsustainable. In 2011, David Robertson led the American...
The Yankees have always had the short right field dimensions. Aside from Pesky’s Pole, Fenway Park is a detriment to the types of teams the Yankees built for themselves. Conversely, Fenway has always had that short left field with that Wall that seems to loom over the shortstop’s head. Balls the Red Sox would pepper off that Wall and over it become outs in the Death Valley of left and left center in Yankee Stadium.
Over the long history of the two teams, this has hurt the Red Sox more than the Yankees. The Yankees have a 609-427 record at home against the Red Sox. The Red Sox have a 527-523 record at home against the Yankees. That is the historical record. But how has it gone in the last decade? Here are the Yankees’ home/road records for these two teams as they have battled each other:
- 2002: 5-4 (home), 5-5 (Fenway)
- 2003: 5-5 (home), 5-4 (Fenway)
- 2004: 5-4 (home), 3-7 (Fenway)
- 2005: 5-4 (home), 5-5 (Fenway)
- 2006: 4-6 (home), 7-2 (Fenway)
- 2007: 6-3 (home), 4-5 (Fenway)
- 2008: 4-5 (home), 5-4 (Fenway)
- 2009: 7-2 (home), 2-7 (Fenway)
- 2010: 4-5 (home), 5-4 (Fenway)
- 2011: 2-7 (home), 4-5 (Fenway)
Totals: 47-45 (home), 45-48 (Fenway)
These two longtime American League rivals have pretty much played to a draw over the last ten seasons.…
At this point Hughes actually settled down and started to show some positives, working more efficiently and looking like he might get through six innings for a while. He recorded 1-2-3 innings in the third and fifth innings, while allowing just one baserunner in the second and fourth. That all unraveled in the sixth, however, as Hughes walked Justin Morneau to lead off the inning before giving up a long home run to Doumit. As the YES broadcast was happy to point out, Hughes hung his changeup so badly that Doumit was able to pull deep to the right-center seats even though he was well out in front of the pitch. Hughes would get one more out before being removed after officially pitching 5.1 innings. Curtis Granderson had already hit his third home run of the night, however, so Hughes was in line to pick up his first win of the season.
The line score shows that the Yankees’ bullpen held the Twins scoreless, but they sure made it interesting along the way.…