In the first ever MLB sanctioned game played in Europe, the Yankees and the Red Sox combined to do some amazing (and other absolutely terrible) things.
Of the amazing things, the two teams combined to score 30 runs, rack up 37 hits, put up four separate half innings scoring 6 runs, all while not committing a single error over 4 hours and 42 minutes of baseball.
Of the terrible things, neither starting pitcher, Rick Porcello or Masahiro Tanaka was able to pitch through the first inning, which ended up taking an hour of time by itself, and each team needed to use 8 pitchers to get through 9 innings of baseball.
However, the most terrible thing was that the time it felt like the Yankees had easily secured the victory were too short. Especially with them having leads of 6 and 11 runs at separate points during the game.
I truly don’t know if what I watched yesterday was a baseball game or a real life, international exhibition to mimic a kid turning a video game to easy mode, but because the Yankees won I can’t be upset.Read More