The New York Yankees snapped out of a seven-game losing streak on Saturday with a 3-1 win against the Red Sox. The game did not start out so promising: Julio Lugo ripped a line drive off the right leg of rookie pitcher Jeff Karstens, fracturing his fibula and sending him to join his brother pitchers on the disabled list. Kei Igawa, who’d been relegated to the bull pen after a disappointing performance, came out to take his place on the mound and performed beautifully for the team.
In the fourth inning catcher Jorge-We-Do-It-All-Posada slammed his third home run of the season, a two-run shot that gave the Yankees the lead. Mariano Rivera came to the mound in the ninth and made his first save in three attempts.
Jason Giambi says he’s hoping this game represents a turning point for the Yankees–and so am I. I’ve been worried sick over the team’s humiliating losses and particularly Rivera’s poor showing. April 28th will hopefully be a date we’ll look back on from the World Series as the date that it all got turned around for the Bronx Bombers.