Pedro Martinez 17 Strikeouts, No Way for the Yankees

February 20, 2012

Boston’s Pedro Martinez humbled the Yankees in their home park in a manner never seen before. Martinez struck out 17, the most ever against the Yankees, and Chili Davis had the Yankees’ only hit, a home run, as Boston prevailed, 3-1. Martinez faced 28 batters, one over the minimum, and those making the loudest noises among the 55239 at Yankee Stadium were Red Sox fans. Boston pulled to within five and a half games of the Yankees in the American League East, hoisted almost single-handedly by a pitcher with a sagging face, the body of an oversized jockey, and an arm and confidence of a comic book superhero. ”We didn’t get beat by the Red Sox,” said Paul O’Neill, the Yankees’ right fielder. ”We got beat by Pedro Martinez.”
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