The license plate of the truck that just ran over the Boston Red Sox read: Y-A-N-K-E-E-S.
Save for today's 2-1 win, the crucial 5-game series was a bloodbath for the Boston Red Sox. The New York Yankees dominated the entire series and now have a commanding 6.5 game lead in the American League East. Boston also fell to 4.5 games back in the wild card, for the moment.
Horrendous starting and relief pitching for the Red Sox devastated them from game one of Friday's doubleheader. Boston pitchers gave up 62 hits, walked 32 batters and allowed an amazing 49 runs; an average of 9+ runs a ball game. Numbers that don't signal the makings off a playoff-bound team.
There is nothing positive that Boston fans can take away from this series. Nothing to analyze what went wrong and how to possibly fix it. There is no break for the weary Boston pitchers, either. Boston is going to have to dig deep if it wants to have any kind of shot at the playoffs.
The Yankees have to be basking in the glow of the sweep, knowing they've driven a huge stake through the heart of Boston fans and gained a huge edge in momentum.