Maybe the Yankees are afraid of leading the division. They sure had chances to be in sole possession of first tonight, given that the O’s lost to the Red Sox and that CC, although not perfect, struck out a whole lot of Rays.
But – sigh – David Price was dealing and our inability to get the big hit with runners in scoring position continued to be a problem.
The sloppy errors didn’t help, but I can’t get too riled up about that; the Yankees’ defense has been exemplary this year (not counting the Eduardo Scissorhands Era).
I guess A-Rod’s gazillion-pitch at-bat against Price with the bases loaded was emblematic of tonight’s loss. He worked the count brilliantly and hung in longer than I expected, only to strike out.
The main thing is we won the series. Yay.
And to celebrate, here’s a video that a twitter friend passed along earlier. It’s been making the rounds for awhile, so maybe I’m the only one who was late to the party, but in case anyone else missed it…