Game 136: Eight Is Enough. Just kidding.
All in favor of leaving Javy in the pen as the longman/garbage-time pitcher, raise your hands. He’s fine when he has to pitch three or four innings in relief. He is not fine when he has to start the game. Don’t know what it is, but he’s got a block apparently. Again, it was up to our bullpen to bail out our starter, something they’ve had to do too much of this season, our great record notwithstanding. They threw 4.1 innings of three-hit ball, giving up no runs, no walks and five strikeouts. Yowza! More of that please.
The offense bailed out our starter, too. He gives up three runs, we tie the game and then take a two run lead. He gives the lead up, we score two more runs to take the lead again. This time, our bullpen holds it down and we win. Bingo, bango, boingo. The hero of the game was Marcus Thames, whose 2-run shot in the 7th broke the 5-5 tie and gave the Yankees the lead they’d hold onto for the rest of the game. Other players though had good afternoons. Robbie went 2-4 with 2 RBI, Gazoo went 2-4, Gardy went 1-3 with an RBI and Derek went 1-4 with an RBI. Everyone in the starting lineup got a hit except for Mark and Nunez, so the offense was pretty well distributed amongst everybody. I hope we continue this, I want to see a double-digit win streak!
Star of the Game™