It could be safe to say that the real star of the game was the rain, the downpour that hit New York and ended the rubber game of the Red Sox and Yankees series in the 6th inning. While the start of the game was in question due to the rain, it was originally delayed 45 minutes before it got underway. Here are the 3 stars of the game:
Star 3: Jose Iglesias
Iglesias is starting to make it look like there may be a competition at third base when Will Middlebrooks comes back off the DL. Last night Igglesias went 1-2 with a solo home run in the 5th inning, his first of the season and second of his major league career.
Star 2: David Ortiz
It could be said that when Ortiz went deep in the 6th inning he hit the ball so hard it opened up the sky and thats when the downpour started, but really Ortiz just hit the ball very hard, and very far into the Bronx night. He went 2-3 with a solo home run in the 6th inning, his 10th of the year and his 36th RBI of the season.
Star 1: Clay Buchholz
Buchholz was helped by the cancelation of the game, going a shortened complete game 2 hit shutout. Buchholz pitched 5 innings, striking out 4, walking 1 and throwing 73 pitches. With this outing he improved to 8-0 on the year and lowered his ERA to 1.62 a league best.
Taking 2 out of 3 in New York was important for the sox, who are now 3 games ahead of the Yankees and 2.5 ahead of Baltimore. Todays rest day will be nice for the sox to get back to Boston before their 6 game home stand starts. What did you think of the shortened game, im sure most Sox fans are happy that the game was called while many other fans are not so happy. Leave your answers in the comments below and tweet at me @Ryanthahawaiian with any questions you have about the sox.