Thanks to the O’s dropping the nightcap of their double header and the Yankees’ win over the Twins, we have a tiny bit more daylight between the teams. Why did we win? It was a simple equation:
Andy + 4 homers.
Our relievers (not Joba) ruined the shutout, but I won’t be greedy. If Girardi wants to use Cory Wade and Justin Thomas to save some arms, fine with me. But Robertson needs to get good and sharp for October. And it would be really nice if the heart of the lineup (A-Rod, Cano) hit bombs instead of just the back-end guys.
Most of all, how lucky are we to have Andy back? I still can’t believe he’s been able to slide right into the rotation with hardly a blip. May it continue.