Don’t Call It A Comeback
Alex Rodriguez arrived at Fenway Park on Friday. His 11th and 12th HRs left the ballpark later that night. So, why did Red Sox fans leave happy? Perhaps it was the five runs Boston scored in the 8th inning off Mariano Rivera & Co. to win 7-6. It was all A-Rod (two homers, four RBI) and the Yanks through 7½, but the Sox went single-single-triple-single in a four-at-bat sequence in the eighth to blow away New York leaving Yankees fans (myself included) stunned and devestated. This heart-broken New Yorker wants to know what’s up with Mariano Rivera? He’s had two save opportunities in ’07, with two blown saves and an 8.44 ERA in seven appearances. This is the first time Rivera has allowed five runs over two outings since April 5th and 6th of 2005 against the Red Sox, which was also the last time he blew consecutive save opportunities. Fear not, Bronx Bombers fans! Redemption will take place this weekend when Karstens faces Beckett and Wright takes the hill against Matsuzaka in the highly anticipated Sunday Night Baseball game on ESPN. If you want to see the most heated rivalry in MLB history, feel free to call or email me directly for ticket availability and pricing.