I don’t think it will count in the American League standings, but New York did pick up a win at Fenway Park this morning.
The Yankees media beat the Red Sox media 11-3 in the first game of our annual home-and-away series. New York played an error-free game, which was key. Newsday’s Erik Boland made the play of the game with a diving stop at third, but the Star-Ledger’s Marc Carig had the true highlight of the day. Playing first base, Carig ranged to his right, fielded a grounder, stumbled, fell onto his backside, flipped the ball to first while sprawled on his back and got the out.
They showed a replay on the video board. Best thing I’ve seen on the big screen since Star Wars.
I was our leadoff hitter and right fielder, and I went 1-for-3 with a walk, two stolen bases and a two-run single (and a strikeout, but don’t tell anyone). I was pretty happy with my day, but longtime LoHud columist Sam Borden — now writing for the New York Times — outdid me in the seventh with an RBI triple. That might have been the hardest hit ball of the day.