He did it all tonight against the Blue Jays – from his amazing defensive plays (is there a better left fielder in baseball right now?) to the display of power that put the Yankees into the ballgame to the double steal with Jeter. What an asset he’s been this season.
And how about Nova? I was a little worried when he got the ball up in the zone during the later innings, but then he came back in the seventh and pitched lights out – another great outing for him.
Did anyone notice how exhausted Curtis Granderson looked?
I know all the Yankees must have been dead tired after flying back from Boston so late and feeling the after effects from that bruising series, but Granderson’s eyes were like mine after a bout of insomnia.
Mo, too, had sort of a dazed expression. I wasn’t expecting to see him, given how many pitches he threw in last night’s ninth inning, but there he was doing his job. He needs to go right home and get plenty of sleep.
I was hoping Tex’s knee would make a miraculous recovery; Swisher did his best at first base, but he only reminds us how lucky we are to have Tex. Maybe he’ll be better tomorrow? Yeah, probably not.
Oh, one more thing. Is it me or did Eduardo Scissorhands play a very good second base tonight? I didn’t even have to hold my breath whenever the ball was hit to him.
Boston got pummeled by the Rangers, so we’re in good shape again. More, please, Yankees. Pour it on.