Joe Girardi defended Sidney Ponson, saying some groundballs got through. But of the 10 hits he allowed, four were doubles and one a home run.
Said Ponson: â€œUp in the zone, down the middle. Especially with that team you canâ€™t (make) any mistakes. I actually felt pretty good but feeling good doesnâ€™t mean anything. … I pitched like crap.”
Jon Lester has allowed two runs in 16 innings against the Yankees this season and struck out 16. The Yankees had a chance to get him in the fifth inning and missed it.
But two of three at Fenway Park is a job well done. The Yankees are three games out with 58 games left to play.
Driving back to New York tonight. Check back tomorrow for coverage of the Baltimore series. It’ll be Mike Mussina against Jeremy Guthrie.
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