Red Sox Pitching Coach John Farrell is a Trouble Maker

Sean SerritellaCorrespondent IMay 7, 2009

NEW YORK - MAY 05:  Joba Chamberlain #62 of the New York Yankees deals a pitch against the Boston Red Sox on May 5, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 7-3.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

So here I am, waking up on a nice Thursday morning, the weather is not bad and I go to sit at my computer and I put Peter Abraham’s Lohud blog up like I do every morning.

I read Red Sox steamed at Joba.

Pete linked from a Red Sox website that gets Red Sox news like Pete gets Yankees’ news.

Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell said, in a nutshell, that Joba Chamberlain is throwing at Red Sox batters on purpose. He believes this because Joba had great control on Tuesday and then when Jason Bay got up, who’s been murdering the Yankees, he hits him right in the middle of the back. He said this…

"Typically, we let the game play out itself because I think our guys have each others backs and they are certainly going to be supportive if a situation like that were to arise."

and this..

"Those things aren’t forgotten. We know there is a history there between the pitcher in New York and our guys here and not to say that he was specifically out to do that but I think history speaks for itself and we’ve got a number of games left with these guys.”

He’s basically given the pitchers on his team the message to hit Yankee batters. Why would he do that when our pitchers would hit his batters right back? This isn’t the Joe Torre Yankees where Joe wouldn’t respond. This is the Joe Girardi Yankees and Girardi believes in an eye for an eye and this year proves it.

Who would they hit? Derek Jeter? They did it enough already in Jeter’s career.

You know that Joe Girardi is going to make sure that Joba pitches on the date the Yankees face the Red Sox again because he knows that Joba will protect his players.

June 9 is when the Yankees and Red Sox get together again and it looks like it’s going to be a bean war.

There’s been enough of that in the past when Pedro Martinez would always throw at Yankee hitters especially Derek Jeter. Remember that? I sure do.

It seems to me that the Red Sox are always starting trouble.

I found this at a Red Sox blog called, Projo Sox Blog…Do Sox pitchers really hit Yankee batters more than vice versa?

The Red Sox blogger broke down how many times the Red Sox pitchers have hit Yankee batters and vice versa since 2004 to 2009. He found that the Red Sox hit the Yankees at much more of a torrid clip during this time and he broke it down by season….

Breakdown by season:

-2004: Red Sox hit 18 Yankees; Yankees hit 15 Red Sox

-2004 ALCS: Red Sox hit seven Yankees; Yankees hit one Red Sox

-2005: Red Sox hit 10 Yankees; Yankees hit six Red Sox

-2006: Red Sox hit seven Yankees; Yankees hit six Red Sox

-2007: Nine hit batsman for each team.

-2008: Red Sox hit 14 Yankees; Yankees hit nine Red Sox

-2009: Red Sox hit two Yankees; Yankees hit eight Red Sox

As you can see, the Red Sox have hit the Yankees much more than the Yankees have hit the Red Sox. This year the trend is reversed and the Red Sox pitching coach is all of a sudden crying about it. It seems that the Red Sox can dish it but can’t take it when the shoe is on the other foot. Typical.

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