Jonathan Papelbon has made a career out of throwing fastballs. But with his ability to locate his pitches this season troubling him, he's struggled to maintain his composure.
But he doesn't blame his one-inning, one-run ninth inning performance on himself. Not this time, anyway.
"It was tough considering the fact that I was not only pitching against their lineup, I was also pitching against the ump [Phil Cuzzi]," Papelbon said after the game. "When you do that against this lineup, you are never going to be successful."
A CSN New England report details the struggles that Papelbon had in the team's last trip to Yankee Stadium of the year.