Something's got to give
The Red Sox and their power arms. The Yankees and their power bats. Which will prevail this weekend? This series presents a classic contrast in styles, even for April baseball.
Are the Red Sox as good as they’ve pitched so far? Or have they just not seen a lineup like the Yankees yet?
Are the Yankees as good as they’ve hit so far, especially A-Rod? Or have they just not seen pitchers like Schilling, Beckett, Matsuzaka and Papelbon yet?
Plus, all the other subplots this weekend brings. Julio Lugo and J.D. Drew, welcome to the rivalry. Andy Pettitte, welcome back to the rivalry. Daisuke Matsuzaka has seen hype already this season, but nothing compared to ESPN Sunday NIght Baseball against the Yankees. Imagine if Matsui was playing?
Will the boos be any quieter for Johnny Damon this year? Will Papelbon pitch a third day in a row if the game is on the line in the ninth?
Intrigue everywhere. I’ll be back later.