Everything was looking in favor of the Red Sox on Saturday after they had chased Freddy Garcia in the second inning and forced Joe Girardi to go to the bullpen.
The "it was" phrase is a common phrase uttered a lot in Boston.
Like, it was 3-2 in the 1986 World Series. And it was 5-2 in the eighth inning of the 2003 ALCS.
On Saturday, it was 9-0 Red Sox heading into the sixth inning.
Mark Teixeira homers off of Boston starter Felix Doubront to make it 9-1.
It's still a steep hill to climb, but in Fenway, you can never count out a loaded offense, especially the Yankees.
In the seventh inning, the momentum changed in the entire game.
Off Vicente Padilla, Nick Swisher smashes a grand slam over the Green Monster, which cut it from 9-1 to 9-5.
With that one swing, the Yankees had a pulse, and Boston knew they were in deep trouble.