Monday was another frustrating night for the New York Yankees against the Boston Red Sox. It was a frustrating, tiring one for me, too. I lasted all the way to the bitter end of the Yanks' fourth straight loss to Boston.
Phil Hughes simply had no idea where the ball was going, surrendering 4 runs on 7 hits and 4 walks in just 4 innings.
Alfredo Aceves pitched 4.1 innings of relief and kept the Yanks in the game, giving them a chance for some late-game heroics.
With Jonathan Papelbon on the ropes in the 9th inning they could not capitalize, however. Mark Teixeira (two home runs) and Robinson Cano struck out with chances to win the game.
A few other notes from the evening.
- Joe Girardi got tossed for arguing balls and strikes, and also had an altercation with Red Sox first base coach Tim Bogar.
- Jorge Posada left the game with a hamstring injury, more bad news for the banged-up Bombers.
- Hundreds of fans were apparently told the game had been cancelled, left the Stadium and were not allowed back in.