I almost felt sorry for the Mariners tonight. Losing 16 games in a row can’t be fun. Even Ichiro looked like he’d rather be anywhere else.
Nothing against Jeter’s triple, but ‘Ro did not play that ball well and I had the feeling he just wanted to say, “Whatever.”
So yes, I almost had sympathy for the Mariners. Almost.
Mostly, I was glad that the Yankees beat a team they needed to beat. And they did it with another impressive performance by Garcia, nice relief work by Logan and Garrison (welcome to the bigs, kid), homers by Tex and Jeter and a barrage of hits from others – including everybody’s favorite player, Nunie. I got my 10 runs and was a happy camper.
It looks like Eric Chavez is back with the team. Can we all clasp hands and form a prayer circle so that he stays healthy for more than an hour?
And Soriano is due back any minute. I know people are down on him, but it wouldn’t hurt our pen to have someone other than Robertson/Ayala/Logan/Wade. If he pitches effectively, we’ll be in much better shape down the stretch. I just hope there’s no drama with the guy this time around.