A few postgame notes:
Jorge Posada was taken to Mass General Hospital to be checked for a concussion because he had a headache. None of the Yankees thought that Eric Hinske did anything dirty when he ran Posada over in the sixth inning.
“He’ll be all right,” Jeter said. “He’s got a hard head.”
Chien-Ming Wang was disconsolate afterward. The Red Sox make him think. He adjusts to them, they adjust to him. It’s a constant game of cat-and-mouse. Wang threw more sliders and changeups back on Aug. 30 and threw seven scoreless innings against the Red Sox.
Today Boston crushed his secondary pitches. Of the five runs they scored on him, all came with two outs. “They have good hitters,” Wang said.
Nobody came right out and said it. But the Yankees know the division is lost now. Down 5.5 games with 14 to play is not a good equation.
â€œLike I told you before, weâ€™re not trying to talk about the division or trying to talk about the wild card, weâ€™re trying to win every day,â€? Derek Jeter said. â€œThatâ€™s the approach we have to have and in a couple of weeks weâ€™ll see what happens.”