Day games during the week aren’t doable for me – especially not when I’m in promotion mode for my new book – so I didn’t get to watch CC being CC and all the other heroics. Sounds like it was a fun game though with very few, if any, nervous moments. Well, there was Chavez’s brain cramp – I can’t blame these guys for forgetting how many outs there are or even what city they’re in, not when it’s such a long season – but fortunately everybody had a laugh about it.
I do wonder if A-Rod will end up being a May-Not-Help-Us-In-The-Postseason player, like Tex and Gardner (yes, Brett can pinch run, but I don’t get using him for defensive purposes). Doesn’t it seem as if Alex is always hurt or coming back from being hurt or trying to find his old swing? He didn’t foul that ball off his foot on purpose, obviously, but it’s always something nowadays. I do wish he could string together a stretch of innings where he gives us some pop in the lineup.
And now four games in Toronto. The Rogers Centre isn’t as claustrophobic as the Trop, but turf is turf. Ugh.