The pressure is in C.C and I hope Terry explains this to young Clay. While the Sox are put in a bad position, C.C is
in a no win situation. If the Yankees win, it was a clear advantage and they did their job. If he loses the game,
there will be some doubts creeping into their heads coming into tomorrow. The absolute last thing
they can afford is a series split where they only bullied Tazawa and Smoltz. This is especially true if Joba and CC
failed to impress while Clay potentially gains more confidence going forward.
That said, if a man is on 2nd base with nobody out, unless it is Kevin at the plate, bunt and
let an out (Lord knows the Red Sox are good at those) earn a run for once. Once a team has a run
and breaks through, in any way, they usually take off from that point. I also wish Pedroia
would choke up with RISP in these games and just try to Jeter a ball to right field
instead of upper cut to left field.
Edited by joelmon, 08 August 2009 - 02:26 PM.