You’ll notice my postings have been a bit sporadic the last month or so, the reason for that being I just don’t have the time to update after every game like I used to. Which sucks, but on the other hand, I am barely getting any feedback from people about what I do right, so it’s more economical this way. Ah well.
Ivan Nova took the mound last night for the Yankees, hoping to somehow cleanse the smell of putrid from everyone after that delightful sweep at the hands of the Red Sox a few days ago…..and he managed to do it. 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K. Our bullpen is basically made up of candy floss and gossamer, so in a game where we saw us leading at one point 11-3, we needed Mo to come in to get the final two outs. The news of Joba’s Tommy John surgery didn’t exactly fill my heart with gladness and mirth, and I hope at some point next season, he can return to pitching like he did before our pitching staff screwed up his mechanics.
On the offensive side of things, we got a whole of stuff from a whole lot of people. Derek went 1-5, and he’s now 9 hits away from 3,000. I’d love for him to get at home, but he’d have to have REAL good games against the Indians this weekend for it to happen, but you never know. Grandy went 2-5 with an RBI, Mark went 1-2 with 3 RBI, Alex went 2-4 with 2 RBI, Robbie went 3-4 with an RBI, Jorge went 3-5 with an RBI, and Gardy went 2-5 with an RBI. So as you can see, we got production from everyone all night. Doesn’t get much better than that.
Now, can we please sweep this series? I don’t normally call for sweeps, just wins…..but damn if we couldn’t use the wins right about now.