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Posted By Alex Belth On May 22, 2007 @ 4:41 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled
In recent years Roger Clemens  has said that he gets more satisfaction from the games he has to plod through without his best stuff than from the games he dominates. Chien-Ming Wang  was far from sharp last night. He fell behind batters constantly, lots of 2-0 counts, lots of three balls counts. The Red Sox  have hit Wang well in the past so he threw more sliders and off-speed pitches than normal.
“There were some good changeups, good sliders and two-seamers with movement,” Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. “That’s just the (evolution) of a good young pitcher. I don’t necessarily think it’s a different strategy. It’s a maturing pitcher.”
(N.Y. Daily News) 
The results weren’t especially pretty, but in the end, they were effective. Wang allowed two runs over six-and-a-third, the bullpen didn’t allow a run the rest of the way, as the Yankees beat the Red Sox, 6-2 .
Johnny Damon  showed some life  in his legs, swiping a couple of bases, Alex Rodriguez  homered for the third consecutive game, and Jason Giambi planted a Tim Wakefield  knuckleball way up in the upper deck, a whiffle ball home run come to life. Robinson Cano had a big, two-run triple, and also made a nifty back-hand pick in the eighth inning with the bases loaded. Julio Lugo hit a Scott Proctor pitch squarely with two men out. Cano fielded it cleany and flipped it to Jeter at second for the force and the Red Sox rally was squarshed.
Just a couple of few notes:
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URLs in this post:
 Roger Clemens: http://www.nypost.com/seven/05222007/sports/yankees/joe_awaits_clemens__green_light_yankees_george_king.htm
 Chien-Ming Wang: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/22/sports/baseball/22yankees.html?ref=baseball
 Red Sox: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/05/22/alive_and_kicking/
 (N.Y. Daily News): http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/05/22/2007-05-22_wang_sinks_sox_with_slider-2.html
 6-2: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/boxscores/2007/05/21/17468_boxscore.html
 Johnny Damon: http://www.nypost.com/seven/05222007/sports/yankees/idiot_s_delight_yankees_joel_sherman.htm
 some life: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/05/22/2007-05-22_damon_suddenly_appears_light__lively-1.html
 Alex Rodriguez: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/05/22/2007-05-22_return_of_hot_rod.html
 Tim Wakefield: http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=1002507
 Jack Curry: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/22/sports/baseball/22giambi.html?_r=1&ref=baseball&oref=slogin
 George King writes: http://www.nypost.com/seven/05222007/sports/yankees/saying_halo_yankees_george_king.htm
 Was Watching: http://www.waswatching.com/
 Steve Lombardi: http://www.waswatching.com/archives/2007/05/posada_yanks_ne.html
 Ben Kabak: http://secondavenuesagas.com/2007/05/21/breaking-news-mta-city-come-to-terms-on-yankee-stadium-metro-north-hub/
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