Phil Hughes was superb and I don’t often say that. I’ve never seen him look so good, especially when you consider that Fenway’s been a tough park for him. While it’s true that the team Boston put on the field tonight wasn’t packed with heavy hitters, Hughes got so many swings and misses that it was a thing of beauty.
And Jeter. Wow. We joke about how he’d play on one leg, but that’s what he did – not just play but hit and run and tie the great Willie Mays for hits. Amazing amazing amazing.
And Soriano. Clap clap clap. I’m assuming Cashman isn’t regretting that signing anymore. At all. The fact is, the Yankees wouldn’t be in the mix without Mr. Untuck.
And Nunez. LOL. When I saw his name in the lineup playing shortstop I cringed, having written in last night’s post that I feared it would happen. But he not only played error-less baseball; he showed his offensive talents. I bow down.
Elsewhere, the O’s had yet another stirring walkoff win, but the Yankees answered with a win too. We’re still in first. Whew.
But here’s the really good part: Andy’s coming back! Will he be the pre-injury Andy? Who cares. I trust him to give us everything he’s got and only get stronger with every outing this month. The Yankees are just better with him in the rotation. Period.