I Called This One

August 3rd, 2013 by Jane Heller

Woman and Megaphone

Nova and the Padres’ pitcher were locked in a scoreless battle tonight. At one point the Yankees hadn’t so much as managed a hit or a walk and I feared we’d get perfecto-ed. But then I said to Michael with Granderson coming up, “Our only chance of winning this is if someone runs into one” – i.e sticks his bat out and goes deep. Which is exactly what happened. Granderson struck the ball with the power he used to and suddenly it was 2-0.

With the lead, Nova continued his mastery over the Padres until Robertson and Mo took care of the eighth and ninth, and he finally got the win he should have had the last couple of times. Good for him and good for the Yankees. The offense is still anemic, but maybe Granderson’s blast is a sign of things to come from him. Is it enough to move the team into contention? Doubtful.

And now there’s Jeter’s calf. Apparently, running gingerly wasn’t enough to keep him from injuring himself yet again. What a mess, along with the A-Rod mess, which only gets stranger by the hour. The Yankees really must despise him.

 

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2 Responses to “I Called This One”

  1. Barbara says:

    I text my dad last night saying I saw something I thought I’d never see. A ball went over the outfield fence. It’s called a home run. It felt like a rare treat. I never thought nova would be this good. That was fun. I could whine about cc or jete or arod or lots of things but i will swim in how fun it is to watch nova and kuroda these days.

  2. Jane Heller says:

    Haha, Barbara. The home run did seem like some rare phenomenon, didn’t it. Funny how this team went from the days of hitting what many thought were too many to hitting hardly any.