Masahiro Tanaka, they scored 9 runs, had 15 hits, and never looked back. They didn't flinch tonight... that's the way I like my Yankees.
Jacoby Ellsbury is batting .342 this season. Tonight he was 2-5 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs. He had a double and a triple and the message was clear, "You can boo all you want... you let a good player walk to a rival. Big mistake."
Tanaka went 7.1 innings. He gave up 2 runs and struck out 7. He gave up back to back homer to David Ortiz and Mike Napoli, but what pitcher doesn't have problems with those guys? It was simple; he missed his spots those times. Life goes on. Give Tanaka credit, he pitched real well. He is legit. Dellin Betances followed and gave up only 1 run. He too looked good. He's developing into what the Yankees wanted from him a few years ago. I like that.
It's evident the Yankees are feeling good about themselves right now. Offensively, they're solid. Brian McCann was 3-4 tonight. Ichiro was 2-4 tonight and currently has a .371 AVG. Carlos Beltran cranked out a homer. Even Derek Jeter looked great tonight! Things are happening ladies and gentlemen, and it has #2814 written all over it. Yes, the bullpen is alittle weak, but with David Robertson being activated from the DL today, and a guy like former Yankee, Hector Noesi being DFA'd by the Texas Rangers today (Dallas Morning News HERE), moves can be made. I'm not saying we're going to make major moves, but I am saying the Yankees will improve. DRob provides leadership, and while Noesi may or may not be on the Yankees radar, all I'm saying is, there are options. Maybe he could be an extra option for them.
Look, in the end tonight, the Yankees looked great... dominant, and full of energy in Fenway. Let's keep it going boys... I like what I see!
Final: Yankees 9 - Red Sox 3.
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