The New York Yankees and CC Sabathia had a 2-0 lead going into the 7th inning...then things fell apart.
But wait...things began to unravel in Game 1 of this Yankees-Red Sox series.
In the 1st inning on Tuesday night, Jon Lester hit Mark Teixeira on the knee with a pitch. Teixeira had to leave the game. Yanks rookie pitcher, Hector Noesi, threw a brush-back pitch that backed David Ortiz off the plate. Then, Big Papi pissed-off Yankees' manager Joe Girardi with his showy bat flip after hitting a two-run homer off Noesi.
Boston wins 6-4.
Game 2: Ortiz goes YARD again. Two nights in a row. So do Carl Crawford and J.D. Drew.
The last time the Red Sox won their first five road games against the Yankees in a season was 1912, on the way to a World Series title.
Whimp-doggie A.J. Burnett didn't want to throw at anybody in retaliation and, promptly got lit-up for 8 runs.
Boston wins 11-6.
Game 3: A lightning storm in the Bronx forced a game delay of 3 hours and 27 minutes. The game got underway at 10:32 PM. The lightning was a prelude of things to come...
Josh Beckett hit Derek Jeter with his 2nd pitch of the game. Then hit
A-Rod in the 4th inning, just for fun. This proved to be too much for the Yankees...CC Sabathia hit Big Papi in the right thigh with a 97 MPH heater.
Plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt immediately warned both benches.
In 161 games against the Yankees, Big Papi had been nailed by a pitch ONCE - in the 2003 AL playoffs. After Sabathia hit him, Ortiz responded by hitting a single to start a seven-run comeback in the 7th inning.
The Large Father finished with 2 hits and 2 RBIs.
Boston wins 8-3.
Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain has a torn ligament in his right elbow.
The injury may require Tommy John surgery which would end his season.
Are you having a good Spring, Mr. Yankees Douchebag?