What A Cliffhanger!

June 23rd, 2012 by Jane Heller

My God, that game was nerve wracking. I was blacked out by FOX as usual, so I listened to John and Suzyn, who made things even more tense. John kept saying, “It is high, it is far, it is….caught” whenever the Yankees would go long but not long enough, and then he’d say, “It’s a fly ball deep to…it’s gone” whenever we did go long enough. It made me nuts.

It looked like Nova wouldn’t get any run support at all – I’m sorry but the RISP thing is a problem, no matter what Girardi says – until Ibanez came to our rescue and Chavez put us ahead. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: we have a fabulous bench this year.

Errors by Jeter and A-Rod? What was that about?

I honestly don’t know if I can take a full season of Robertson’s Houdini shtick. He either walks people or strikes them out, and he needs to stop it.

Nice job by Rapada, Logan and Soriano to hold the Mets down and help break the losing streak. I feel a lot better about heading into tomorrow night against Dickey. At least we won’t get swept.


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7 Responses to “What A Cliffhanger!”

  1. Sean K says:

    Let’s see if we can keep the momentum going and win the series.

    The Houdini stuff is OK when it works. I just hope we don’t get into a really crucial spot, like Game 5 of the ALDS, and have Robertson NOT be able to escape. He’s killing my nerves.

    On to tomorrow…

  2. Audrey says:

    Here in Vermont the grumbling was just about non-stop during the first six innings of that game. Right before the top of the seventh I went to the kitchen for a snack and ended up with some snack mix in one of my little Yankee helmet cups. I don’t know if that was the change in the karmic forces we needed but the boys were ahead before I had finished the last pretzel so I’m giving it some of the credit. I’m not opposed to having another cup tonight if we need run support:)

    The errors were ridiculous and though Jeter’s ended up being neutralized, A-Rod’s hurt. I sure wish Nova could have gottern the win – he pitched well and deserved better from his team. At least he didn’t catch the starting pitching virus that seemed to be going around. I sure hope CC displays immunity tonight as well.

    Maybe I should be more scared of Dickey than I am but too many times I’ve seen the unanticipated and unexpected happen in these situations. How many times have the Yankees come up against a pitcher with and ERA of 7 to be totally shut down and then face an ace and totally own him? It should be a good game – definitely looking forward to it.

  3. Bob Cerv says:

    Wow, what a comeback! Great to get that W…
    As the Stones once sang, “I got no expectations” tonight. Gratefully, no sweep. Maybe…just maybe…a pleasant surprise?…like last night finallly turned out to be…

  4. Barbara says:

    My first blacked out game since I got MLB.tv. I don’t get it. Did fox think it was going to get me to watch the sox by denying me the Yankees? Instead I knitted the leg of a sock while I listened to the game. I also watched game tracker ewl7which was ahead of the game. I know this is crazy but I sort like that it warns me if things are going to bad and gives me anticipation of upcoming good things. Thank you Raul. Thank you Logan. I was so tense in the end the stitches of the sock may be tighter than the other one. But I probably did the same with the other sock. At least we can’t be swept and we aren’t the only ones who can’t score with runners in scoring position and less than 2 outs.

  5. Jane Heller says:

    Obviously, when Robertson gets out of these jams, it’s okay, Sean. But as you point out, there are times when he won’t get out of them. Mo didn’t walk guys. That’s what made him a great closer. Robertson needs to learn that.

    You’re so right about Dickey and the possible outcome, Audrey. Matchups that look impossible on paper don’t always turn out the way we feared. As for your snack, yes, please have it again tonight!

    Yes, great comeback, Dave.

    Don’t even get me started on the FOX blackouts, Barbara. MLB.TV is just like my Extra Innings in that respect: audio and gameday only. I guess they want me to watch the Angels every time the Yankees play. GRRRRRR. I love that those socks you’re knitting are keeping your nerves in check.

  6. Peggy says:

    Hi Jane & Fellow Baseball Fans …

    Back to normal …Yankees win with my lucky charm Met fan cousin present and accounted for… :o). He sweated bullets on Friday night with “Frank, Frank” closing for the Mets with runners on and I was doing the sweating last night when Sori put their runner on. The last ball hit traveled far but right into Swisher’s glove (and thankfully stayed there this time). GREAT job by the Yankee bullpen (and Nova wasn’t too bad either). I guess they aren’t chickens anymore …graduated to Roosters …cock a doodle dooooooooooooo…strutting their stuff..haha. Of course those Yankee homers wouldn’t have been a home run if it was at Citifield …OH WAIT…they were at Citifield !!! Don’t people understand that they are called the Bronx Bombers because they can hit them ANYWHERE !!! I’m pretty sure Rauuuuuuuul’s homer was a hit with RISP (or would people have preferred a single to drive in ONE run instead of THREE). I’m hoping the second half of the season gets them scoring runs in every way …singles, doubles, triples and homers. It was an exciting if not tense win last night …that’s for sure. It’s definitely going to be an interesting game tonight. Will the Yankees be able to hit the POWER knuckleball? Will they wait for 7 innings before finally doing something? Will Robbie #2 and Sori come in to the game and actually get a CLEAN inning without giving us stomach cramps? Stay tuned to 8:00 tonight to find out the answers….hopefully all in the Yankees favor.


    Go Yankees 2012 !!!

  7. Jane Heller says:

    Good job in yesterday’s game, Peggy. You and your cousin came through. I’ll be watching tonight, although I’m lucky: the game starts at 5 o’clock here.