Maybe there’s something to be said for approaching Yankees games – particularly games against the first place Red Sox at Fenway – with low expectations. When we scored the first run and then added a few more, I was so excited, as if runs were this rare phenomena.
And I loved watching Kuroda pitch. He really is an ace – just a pleasure to have on the team. I hoped he’d finish with a shutout because he deserved it, but I was happy he got the win and the run support.
And Chris Stewart’s double play. Wow. Tim McCarver, whose opinion I don’t usually pay attention to, couldn’t stop raving about how Stewart threw himself into the stands to get that foul ball, then wheeled around and fired to second to get the out. It was seriously cool. I haven’t been a big Stewart fan, but that play was impressive. (And speaking of FOX, what a relief not to have to suffer through Joe Buck.)
I think it was Jack Curry who said on the YES postgame show that the Yankees are treading water until Jeter, Granderson, etc. come back, and it’s true. They win a game here and there and then lose three, and consistency has been hard to come by with all the different players coming and going. But for tonight at least, life as a Yankee fan was very good.