BOSTON — New York’s bats finally came to life against Josh Beckett. Phil Hughes was looking fairly sharp, then suddenly a moth flies into one of his eyes and the Yankees again unravel against the Boston Red Sox.
Yep, a moth.
Brings back memories of a Yankees’ playoff loss in Cleveland when small bugs flew around reliever Joba Chamberlain against the Indians in 2007.
Jacoby Ellsbury hit a tie-breaking two-run homer in the sixth inning and Beckett improved to 4-0 against New York, sending the Yankees to their 11th loss in 14 games against the Red Sox this season with a 9-5 defeat on Wednesday night.
New York had just scored four runs against Beckett in the sixth to grab a 5-4 lead.