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Sunday, April 04, 2010

What a way to open the season!

What a way to start off the 2010 baseball season. ESPN wanted to move the first game from Monday afternoon to Sunday night so they could televise it nationally. Since money rules the switch was granted. No consideration was given to the fact that Sunday is Easter and during Passover.

Last season the two teams split the 18 game season series 9-9. The Red Sox went 8-0 against the Yankees to start the season, then went 1-9 the rest of the way. Naturally the Yankees went on to win their 27th World Series while the Sox were swept out of the Wild Card round by the Los Angeles Angels, 3 games to none.

But it's a new season and any time the Yankees and Red Sox play you're going to have long, grinding games. As always, this post will be updated after each game.

Pitching match ups and summaries for the series:

Sunday, Apr 4th: @ Boston 9, New York 7
Sabathia (0-0) v. Beckett (0-0)
WP=Okajima (1-0), LP=Park (0-1), SV=Papelbon (1)
Youkilis: 1st Sox hitter with 3 Opening Day extra base hits since Fisk in '73.

Tuesday, Apr 6th: New York 6, @ Boston 4
Burnett (0-0) v. Lester (0-0)
WP=Aceves (1-0), LP=Okajima (1-1), SV=Rivera (1)
Scutaro error, Okajima ineffectiveness open the door for New York.

Wednesday, Apr 7th: New York 3, @ Boston 1 (10)
Pettite (0-0) v. Lackey (0-0)
WP=Park (1-1), LP=Papelbon (0-1), SV=Rivera (2)
Granderson HR in 10th hands pitching duel to Yanks.

The Yankees will return to Fenway for three, May 7-9.

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