2012 has been an odd year. And whenever some of those odd things occur, people joke about the apocalypse.
So here are a couple of new igns of the apocalypse:
- Russell Martin hitting a home run. And it was a bomb!
- The Yankees and Red Sox combining to score 13 runs and playing a game that only lasts two hours and 41 minutes.
What in the heck is going on!??!
The Red Sox struck first with a solo home run by Dustin Pedroia in the top of the first. Wait, Phil Hughes gave up a home run in Yankee Stadium? Surely, you jest.
The Yankees came back with three runs of their own in the bottom of the first because all the Yankees do this year – or so it seems – is score against the Red Sox in the first inning. In fact, the Yankees have scored 15 runs in the first inning against the Sox in their past four games. So, that is all they do.
For their part, the Red Sox made an effort to try and stay in this game by adding two more solo shots – by Carl Crawford and Jarrod Saltalamacchia – but it wasn’t enough.
The Yankees ended up scoring four in the bottom of the eighth to go from 6-3 to 10-3. And this is how it happened:
Curtis Granderson’s 28th home run of the season was of the grand slam variety. Yes, I called it a “Granderslam” on Twitter. I couldn’t help myself. It was the Yankees’s seventh grand slam of the season.
And thanks to Elias for this stat: Granderson is only the third Yankees center fielder to hit a grand slam against Boston. They other two: Joe DiMaggio and Bernie Williams.
Thanks to tonight’s victory, the Yankees are now 6-1 against Boston this year. Wow, that’s also pretty weird. That hardly ever happens.