Papelbon: Yanks are nailed
The Yankees are still holding on to slim hopes of making a Rockies-like run, but Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon apparently doesn't agree, telling the Boston Globe after Wednesday's night's victory end: "that's the nail in the coffin.''
And Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy writes:
NEW YORK - This isn't even that much fun anymore. Burying the 2008 Yankees has become too darn easy - like practicing layups on an 8-foot rim or beating a 4-year-old at checkers.
If you are a Yankee in 2008, the Red Sox are your daddy.
And here is Hank Steinbrenner's take on the Yankees, courtesy of Mark Feinsand of the Daily News:
The Yankees needed a Boston Massacre to get themselves back into the playoff race. Instead, they were victimized in a Bronx bloodbath that has likely ended their playoff hopes.
With Hank Steinbrenner watching from the owner's box for the first time since Opening Day, the Yankees were handed yet another humiliating defeat, dropping an 11-3 decision to the rival Red Sox.
"All I can think about is this game at this point," Steinbrenner said when asked if his team's playoff hopes were finished. "We'll see what happens (today), but the bottom line is they sucked."
Steinbrenner, who has preached for weeks about the Yankees' hard-luck injuries, was still clearly disgusted with his team's performance last night as he exited the stadium.
"It's very disappointing," Steinbrenner said. "Even without having our two best pitchers, so forth and so on, they still stunk. That's the bottom line."