Posting will be sporadic for the next few days, since the family and I will be traveling and visiting with the extended family. Great to see the Yanks win, and the offense finally awaken, in yesterday’s game. A tip of the cap to Cervelli for his first major-league home run, to Swish for his 13th homer of the year, and to A-Rod for producing a big two-run single. He was part of a very productive top four that went 7-17, scoring 6 of the 8 runs and driving in 4. They need a lot more of that from the offense.
Joba had a strong start, allowing seven hits, no walks, and three runs two earned in 6 1/3 IP, fanning five on 99 pitches/68 strikes. Coke was good, Bruney struggled quite a bit allowing two hits, two walks and a run, but Mariano entered and nailed down his 16th save of the year and 498th of his amazing career by fanning all four batters he faced. He then laced a ball for an out with the bases loaded. The guy is amazing, nothing short.
They need to start winning series and, better yet, string together several wins. They’re closer to TB and Toronto than to Boston. Such a streak can start with a strong outing from Pettite, and another strong response from the offense. Bring home the W tonight, Mike.
I’ll be in touch. Enjoy the games and the warm weather–92 here today, as it has been for a couple weeks.
Oh, before I forget, so long Veras and Berroa. I could say you’ll be missed, but that would be lying.