Here is the second game post.
UPDATE, 10:03 p.m.: We’re through five at an angry Fenway Park. Yankee 7-3 as they have belted four home runs off Josh Beckett.
UPDATE, 10:17 p.m.: Poor defense has cost CC two runs so far and assorted extra pitches. It’s only 7-4 and he’s at 104 pitches. The Yankees are going to have to get some big outs out of their bullpen. This one is far, far from over. Not at this park.
UPDATE, 10:21 p.m: Bad news: The grounds crew is poised near the tarp. There must be some bad weather coming. At least it’s a official game. No rain as of now.
UPDATE, 10:36 p.m.: It’s the well-rested Phil Hughes with two down in the seventh. CC’s line: 6.2 8 4 3 0 8. Not too bad given the poor defense behind him. It well could have been two runs. He threw 80 of his 118 pitches for strikes.
UPDATE, 11:13 p.m.: The force is strong in young Hughes. Last 35.1 innings: 5 ER, 22 H, 45 K.
Back later with clubhouse reaction.