Red Sox 9, Yankees 2: Swept away

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Here's what you need to know about tonight's game:

  • Ivan Nova struggled
  • The bullpen is still awful
  • The Yankees lost another player to injury - this time Alex Rodriguez to a tight right calf
  • Mariano Rivera was honored in a pregame ceremony and the Yankees played so badly that he had no chance of coming into the game.

The Yankees have now lost 7 of their last 11 (Yikes) and are three out of the Wild Card with only 12 games left on the schedule. To say that time is running out would be a bit of an understatement.

By the way, people are overblowing the ceremony the Red Sox had for Mo tonight. Did they give him nice gifts? Sure, a couple of them were nice but all Boston really did was thank Mariano for blowing Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS, and remind him of that failure by having three of the guys from that team address him in a video.

So classy!