It was a stirring come-from-behind win in Game 2 of this crucial series against the Orioles, and I wish I could write about that instead of the fact that:
- Austin Romine got hit in the helmet, looked dazed and confused and was said by Girardi to “probably have a concussion.”
- Ivan Nova, arguably our best pitcher, was pulled early after complaining of tightening triceps, something that’s bothered him for awhile.
- A-Rod, the game’s hitting star, left the game with tightening in his left hamstring.
Great, right? Such a shame because we actually crept closer to the Rays for the second Wild Card spot tonight.
Mo was brilliant getting the save after pitching in both the eighth and ninth – again. With so many other relievers hurt or unavailable or ineffective, it’s ironic that he’s the last one standing. Sounds like we’ll have Robertson back tomorrow though.
Still, thanks to clutch hitting and good (except for one inning) starting pitching in this one, the fat lady hasn’t sung and it isn’t quite over for the boys. If only they were all healthy. Sigh.