I missed the game live because I had a screening. (See my Mainly Jane blog post.) But I kept tabs on the score in the theater and then watched the action when I got home. All the action. Yikes, that was a lot of baseball and I was tired just thinking about how the Yanks will feel tomorrow.
But aside from Jeter’s error, Cory Wade serving one up and Soriano making things interesting in the 14th, this was a huuuuge team effort. Pettitte gave us another quality start in a growing list of quality starts by the entire staff and even Sweaty Freddy put in an appearance.
Mostly, I just have to say how much I loved Tex’s game-winner. It wasn’t a homer – yes, the Yankees won a game without one! – but did he ever drill that ball. No warning track fly or cheapie bloop single. That ball was shot out of a cannon, and it was great to see.
I hope I didn’t jink Swisher in last night’s post when I wrote, “And nobody got hurt.” Today somebody got hurt and I’m crossing all fingers and toes that the bruise will heal fast because Swish has been a big part of this team (and because I don’t want Ibanez used in the outfield any more than necessary).
Nice day for Harper, the Nationals’ rookie sensation, wasn’t it?
Perhaps he was pressing.
Anyhow, we won another series. Yay. Now let’s finish the job tomorrow.