I’ve been whining about how the Yankees need an infielder, and now we have one. Nelson’s another cast off – the Rockies DFA-ed him – but since the other cast offs have done well I’m hoping he’ll follow suit and help the team with his glove and his bat.
Now what we need is a starting pitcher; Phelps has been weirdly disappointing. I say “weirdly” because he was cruising through those first three innings and I was thinking how he was probably more comfortable as a starter than as a reliever, but then suddenly he lost it. Just like that. Can’t we find somebody who can throw strikes and get people out if Nova’s not the guy? Okay, I’ll give him another chance. I just hate when pitchers give back leads, and the Yanks had one at 4-0.
In the end, they managed to dispense with the Astros. Cano’s homer tied him with O’Neill on the Yankees homer list, which I thought was cool. Overbay just keeps proving what a good first baseman he is. And the previously unhelpful Francisco actually hit one out. (Loved Sterling’s call: “It’s a Ben Francisco treat” as in San Francisco treat as in Rice-a- Roni. Well, Suzyn laughed.)
Our latest injury victim is Robertson. Not a day goes by when somebody doesn’t have something that hurts and now it’s D-Rob’s turn, although it doesn’t sound serious.
Mo, on the other hand, just chugs along as if he’s 20. Lucky us.