New thread as we go scoreless into the bottom of the seventh.
UPDATE, 10:19 p.m.: Boston has gone 31 innings without scoring, its longest streak since a 34-inning drought in 1974.
UPDATE, 10:21 p.m.: He did it again. Alex Rodriguez blasts one to center. Yankees lead 1-0. Crowds wants a curtain call.
UPDATE, 10:21 p.m.: They get one.
UPDATE, 10:29 p.m.: Big plays by Pedroia and Youkilis there as they save runs. 2-0 would be enormous in this game with Mariano looming.
Phil Coke in.
UPDATE, 10:36 p.m.: No Hughes for Pedroia?
UPDATE, 10:39 p.m.: This is on Girardi. Phil Hughes has thrown nine pitches in the last two days. Nine. Why isnt he on the mound instead of Coke and his 4.70 ERA? Makes no sense unless Hughes is injured.
UPDATE, 10:41 p.m.: Now Chad Gaudin is warming up. What?
UPDATE, 11:16 p.m: Wow, what a comeback. Homer, homer, walk, double, single. Four runs just like that. If Mariano can finish this off — and it hasn’t been easy so far — this will be a crushing loss for Boston.
The crowd is chanting “sweep, sweep, sweep.”
Still trying to figure out why Hughes wasn’t used. He had faced two batters over two days and thrown nine pitches. They also had a long break after the day game yesterday. I’ll be sure to ask.
Back later with reaction.