The Yankee lose just their 2nd Opening Day since 1997 as they fall to the Red Sox in Da Bronx by a score of 8-2. Amongst the hoopla in the local tabloids that neither the Yankees nor Mets who both opened up at home for the first time in history will not be selling hot dogs come October, even before a pitch is thrown New York City had their first home opener split since the Dodgers and Giants went west since 1958.
The Red Sox scored four runs off starter and loser C.C. Sabathia, who now boasts an 0-2 record and a 7.42 ERA over his five Opening Day starts for New York, allowing 22 earned runs in 26 2/3 innings.
That was too large of a deficit to be erased by a who’s who in baseball Yankees lineup, with players like Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson all on the disabled list. Nunez batted for the hat-trick in the second spot in the line up (which I thought was just an April Fools joke at first).
During Boston left-hander Jon Lester’s five innings, New York managed two runs on Francisco Cervelli’s single in the fourth inning before being silenced by a succession of five relievers. Cervelli batted in both Yankee runs. Joba Chamberlain got beat up in the 9th, tell me why we release David Aardsma again? That will come back to haunt us.