April turns into Valentine's massacre

Beleaguered Bobby V hopes Yankees' epic comeback is rock bottom for Red Sox

Updated: April 22, 2012, 1:08 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- Hours before the New York Yankees scored 15 unanswered runs, reducing Boston's 9-0 lead to a practical joke, Bobby Valentine was standing near the batting cage and pointing at the scoreboard in left, where the American League East standings confirmed that his Red Sox were in last, dead last.

"Look at that thing," he said. "We're three games out of first in the loss column, and this is supposed to be a [expletive] disaster."

As it turned out, Valentine had no idea ...

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