Now that one was a surprise and confirmed the old adage, “You can’t predict baseball.” I mean would you have guessed that Hughes would out-duel Verlander? Even though Verlander hasn’t been as Verlander-ish this season? And that Hughes would pitch a complete game on top of it?
Amazing. And much needed. He not only pitched well but saved the bullpen. Bravo, Phil.
And then there was A-Rod. In the last post, I ranted that he should be hitting the kind of bombs that Cabrera hit and – lo and behold – that’s what he did. He must have heard me. Great job by Jeter too, getting us on the scoreboard. When the Yankees hit home runs, they win ballgames. Do I like this quirk? No. But I’ll take the game win and the series win. Bravo, A-Rod and Jeter.
In the end, even after all the bitching and moaning and worrying, the road trip was a very good one. Bravo, boys.