(Actually, it was Michael who was doing all the work, cooking dinner, while I was stretched out on the couch watching the game, but I was going for “tidy” in the headline and this pic got the job done.)
And tidy it was, beginning with the pitching.
- Very efficient stuff from Garcia.
- Another Houdini act by D-Rob after he got himself into trouble.
- Guns blazing from Joba, who’s reminding me of the ’07 model.
- Sick, just insane work by Mo to start that double play to end the game. THE MAN IS A DEITY.
Offensively, the Yanks didn’t exactly hit the tar off the ball (is there tar on a ball?), but thanks to Gardner’s triple, Jeter’s RBI single and A-Rod’s two-run single we had what we needed.
Three other points of note.
Melky. It was weird to see him at the Stadium. I was kind of glad he was back and kind of who cares at the same time. I didn’t love his homer, I know that much.
The Royals. They’re not a bad team and I wouldn’t take them for granted, not at all. They run the bases, those rascals.
And Soriano. I said, “Where is he?” when Joba came in to pitch the eighth. It turns out he has a sore arm and is getting a precautionary MRI tomorrow. Here’s what I don’t get. He said it’s been bothering him FOR AWHILE. Then why was he pitching in Arlington on Sunday, just for example?
Oh, well. I’ll butt out and hope it’s nothing serious.