Fifth Inning Smackdown, Red Sox 5 - Yankees 4

Once again, the Yankees blow a lead against the Red Sox in a regular season game. I think it is the seventh time it has happened between these two teams in the twelve games they have played. This time it was a four-run lead in the bottom of the fifth inning in Fenway Park.

And it was against Andy Pettitte. It couldn't have happened to a better asshole. The three Yankees I cannot stand are Jorge Posada, Mike Mussina, and Andy Pettitte. Posada is so overrated as a catcher, but he's superman when he plays against Boston. It's infuriating. I'm sure David Ortiz drives the Yankees nuts. When Ortiz first emerged in 2003, I nicknamed him the "Yankee Killer," because it seemed he always homered at least once in each series against New York. But I digress -

The crowd at Fenway is chanting is "Where Is Roger?" which was chanted in October 1999 when Roger was blown off the mound in the ALCS against Pedro. The Sox lost that series 4 games to 1.

Somehow, I doen't see the Red Sox being blown-out of the ALCS this season.

When this game is over, the Sox and Yankees will have met each other twelve times. There will only be six more meetings between these two teams, and the first of those games won't happen until August 28th.