Game 116: Blanked.
Well, I was hoping in the wake of Paul O’Neill Day, the Yankees would muscle up some runs and beat the Indians, but they clearly had different plans. BTW, the LAAAAAA beat the Red Sox in 19 innings. NINETEEN INNINGS. I think if I’d been at the game, no matter who I was rooting for, I’d have begged someone to hit a HR just so I could go home. Kudos to the fans that stuck around, because that’s two straight games worth of baseball, played all at the same time.
Corey Kluber had a damn good game. Actually, if I’m being honest, he had a damn great game. Over six innings, he gave up 0 ER on 4 H and struck out 10. Brandon McCarthy had a damn great game too, but unfortunately, the Indians gave Kluber some offense to work with, but the Yankees didn’t do the same for McCarthy. Brandon’s final line was 7.1 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 K. I’ll take that kind of a line from our rotation any day, provided it’s not in a loss, of course.
Jacoby Ellsbury gets the Offense Award for the game, considering he went 2-3, and was one of only four players to get a hit. Derek Jeter passed Honus Wagner to secure #6 on the all-time hits list. Aside from that, really nothing else happened. I’m hoping this afternoon’s game is a complete reversal of yesterday’s.