Actually, there were a lot of heroes in tonight’s entertaining victory over the Twins, but I enjoy giving shout-outs to the new guys. I admit when Chris Stewart came up with a chance to drive in runs in the third, I moaned about Cervelli and Jorge and didn’t give the poor kid a chance.
He came through, and his two-run single seemed to turn the game around.
This one was a tale of two CCs: the mediocre CC in the early innings and the dominant CC the rest of the way. Did he eat some of this in the dugout instead of sunflower seeds?
Whatever did the trick, he seemed to bear down and stop fooling around. And of course he had help both from the offense and defense (not counting A-Rod’s error). Gardner had a good night as did Jeter (again) and Andruw Jones, and I have to hand it to Eduardo Scissorhands for being the best bunter on the team.
I also have to say that for the first time in a looong time I felt sorry for an umpire. When Denard Span started yelling at home plate ump Greg Gibson and then Gardenhire took over the yelling, I said to Michael, “Who’d want to get yelled at like that?” Gardenhire seemed upset about the balk, so it was ironic that Gibson called a balk on CC shortly thereafter and there wasn’t a peep out of Girardi.
For anybody watching on YES, how funny were that bride and groom watching the game? I’m sure it would be a kick to get married at Yankee Stadium, but I’m less sure I’d try to squeeze a big, poofy wedding gown into those seats, even the pricey ones.