CC Looms Large

August 3rd, 2012 by Jane Heller

Photo: AP/Kathy Willens


I laughed when Girardi went out to the mound in the ninth. Supposedly, the skipper wanted to give his ace a “pep talk,” but more likely he wanted to be talked out of pulling him in favor of Soriano. CC stared him down and stayed in to finish up, and the Yankees beat the Mariners is a tidy game. Our ace was truly ace-like. In the early going, I really thought he might throw a no-hitter; he was that dominant.

Other things I loved about the win:

  • Jeter’s hustle on a comebacker that resulted in a double.
  • Tex’s free swinging, which suggested that his wrist is fine.
  • Martin not only catching CC for the first time this season but getting his hits too.
  • Chavez’s fan-aided homer.

Here’s what I didn’t love:

  • Chavez’s “stiff” leg/foot/something.

Nothing against Jayson Nix and our newly acquired Casey McGehee, but Chavez has played a brilliant third base and I’d hate to lose him to an injury. Hate.

I’ll end on a happy note. The Yanks are back to winning. Yay.



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2 Responses to “CC Looms Large”

  1. Barbara says:

    Last night was fun and not scary. It was great to see cc pitch well even though that is not a big offense.
    It’s wild that you saw and talked to joe t. My dad recalls us once seeing dave winfield in an airport and me being barely able to talk to him. king felix worries me so hopefully we will have the best kuroda and eke one out to let the good times continue.

  2. Jane Heller says:

    Not scary at all, Barbara. I didn’t even break a sweat! I’ve sat near Dave Winfield at Yankee Stadium and he’s the nicest guy. Very friendly. King Felix had better not hit one of our players this time.