So, last night couldn’t have worked out too much better for the Yankees. Sure, Pettitte had a bad night and Bruney was really frustrating, but the bottom line is the Yanks got the win they needed and didn’t have to use any of their premium relievers.
Now the Red Sox need to beat the Yankees top two starters with a well rested Hughes and Rivera ready to go. The Yankees have a real chance to put the Red Sox away. With Joba being limited, no set 5th starter, and A-Rod in need of consistent rest, the Yankees could really use a not-so-stressful September and these two games could help them get it.