I could probably write 5,000 words on how unbelievable this Red Sox team is or how pathetic and cowardly the Yankees are when faced with a challenge. But I know that none of us have time for that, so let’s just hit on the keys to this emasculation.
Key number one. Brian Cashman’s comments got shoved down his throat and out the other end faster than they came from his mouth.
Brian Cashman on the Red Sox: "You wonder what their record would be if they weren’t playing us. Because when we go head to head, we do some damage against them and it doesn’t seem like anybody else is capable."
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) August 1, 2018
#Damage quickly became a fan favorite on twitter as the Red Sox 8-run fourth inning rolled on. If eating his own words wasn’t enough, he had to watch the product of Big Dick Dombrowski’s acquisitions Ian Kinsler and Steve Pearce go a combined 6-11 with 8 RBIs to lead the Boston charge.
More on Pearce in a minute.
The second key to the game was the Yankees pitching staff. They’re afraid of Fenway and for good reason.
Updated NYY starting pitchers at Fenway Park this year
4 GS – 16.0 IP – 10.69 ERA – 2.19 WHIP
have a nice day
— Boston Sports Info (@bostonsportsinf) August 3, 2018
Not much more to add to these numbers. Gross.
The third and final key to this game was Steve Pearce trotting his massive balls around the basepath three times. Pearce’s three home runs were good for 6 RBIs and a dented light tower.
Here they are in all their glory.
Steve Pearce feasts on lefties pic.twitter.com/IZmQmrM71v
— Sox Lunch (@Soxlunch) August 3, 2018
Build the Steve Pearce statue. pic.twitter.com/eYe86DeyG9
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) August 3, 2018
Why doesn't everybody do the "hit a home run in every at-bat" thing like Steve Pearce? pic.twitter.com/fRi3DUZVey
— NESN (@NESN) August 3, 2018
Final Score: Yankees 7 Red Sox 15.