The Yankees broke out of their malaise at Tropicana Field with a burst of actual runs. Thanks to timely hitting by Tex and especially Cano, they beat David Price and the Rays – finally.
Who would have guessed that this one would be a pitcher’s duel between Price and Phelps in the early going? Not me. But Phelps did a great job, as did the relief core.
Strange play with that “umpire interference” call that forced A-Rod to go back to second after he stole third, but it ended up not mattering.
Also strange that I found myself feeling sorry for Kyle Farnsworth even as I was cheering his ineptitude. I’m just glad he’s not a Yankee anymore.
I hope everyone had a fun July 4th!