Wow. Was I pleasantly surprised to read that Pineda had such a fabulous outing today. And what fun it must have been to watch him pitch a perfecto so deep into the game. Maybe the key was having Romine catch him? Or maybe he just liked the home atmosphere. Whatever the trick was, good for him.
Of course, it had to be our nemesis on the Rays, Longoria, who broke up the party. Why he’s such a Yankee killer beats me, but he must love playing us. On our side, I’m encouraged to see Aaron Judge once again go deep and hope it bodes well for his future in pinstripes.
More after this series concludes. In the meantime, in case anyone’s interested, Tyler Kepner wrote a long piece about Cashman that ran in the NYT today. Take a look.