These ain't sleepy Joe's Yankees. They certainly aren't your average Joe's. But they are Girardi's kind of Joe's and believe you me they aren't afraid to give a nice Joltin' to anybody.
When one considers that the Boston Red Sox have had more of their pitchers run than players scoring a run over the last 24 innings, it shouldn't be a shock that they regressed even further against CC Sabathia, only reaching as far as second base.
Sabathia was perfect going into the fifth inning and struck out nine over 7 2/3 innings of two hit shutout ball.
The Red Sox showed all game just how petty and desperate they are, nearly plunking Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira in the early going, finally nailing A-Rod in the seventh, warranting an ejection of reliver Ramon Ramirez. Makes one wonder if the BoSox will go after recently designated for assignment starter and notorious bean-baller Vicente Padilla.
In the fourth the Yanks got their scoring started with Teixeira driving home Melky Cabrera for the 1-0 lead. Then in the sixth the Yanks played some small ball. After Robinson Cano doubled for one of his three hits on the afternoon, Nick Swisher sacrificed Cano over to third and after Cabrera was intentionally walked, Jose Molina hit a sac fly to center to bring home Cano, giving the Yanks a 2-0 edge.
After Swisher picked up an RBI walk in the seventh it was all Carsten Charles in charge, better make that large and in charge!
Top eight, upon getting J.D. Drew to line-out to Cano, Sabathia reared back and made Casey Kotchman look absolutely weak at the dish. Sabathia made pitch number 123 count with authority and walked off the mound to a thunderous roar from the Stadium crowd.
From there it was just a formality with Derek Jeter clocking a two run shot in the bottom frame, his 12th on the year to keep the Stadium HR streak intact, allowing the Bombers to blank the BoSox by a final count of 5-0.
So for the Yanks its their sixth win in a row and their MLB leading 68th victory of the season. What 'cha know Joe? They ain't foolin'