Who know? Maybe it was the increased weight of his wallet, heavy with the All Star bonus he so desperately wanted. Whatever it was, Matt Clement was on the wrong side of that thin line of mechanical soundness on which he so perilously travels and the Yankees took advantage. Clement, having now given up 18 runs in his three July starts over 17 innings, only lasted 2 2/3 yesterday but his teammates, with their own baserunning and defense issues, were unable to pick him up despite great work from the bullpen.

Game stories from the Boston Herald