Craig Breslow, Ryan Lavarnway form brilliant battery
When Red Sox left-hander Craig Breslow entered Saturday's game in the 8th inning at Yankee Stadium, he helped accomplish something that Major League Baseball hasn't seen since the Chester A. Arthur administration.
Along with catcher Ryan Lavarnway, Breslow formed the first all-Yale University battery since 1883.
The pair used their extensive knowledge of physics to force Robinson Cano to hit into an inning-ending double play.
"I definitely look at him first as a baseball player, second as a friend, third as a Yale alumni," Lavarnway said of Breslow. "He's been great to me since before I got drafted, coming back and kind of talking to me, making the transition to pro ball, I started with his foundation and stuff. He came in, knew what he wanted to do and executed it."
"I guess Ryan caught like a bulldog," Breslow said. "It was something I didn't really think about it til afterward, but I think it's pretty neat."
-- Jordan Schwartz / MLB.com