August 27th, 2013 by Jane Heller
Photo:  USA Today Sports Images

Photo: USA Today Sports Images

The moment was too gruesome to contemplate. There was Cano at the plate against Happ, the same pitcher who’d plunked Granderson on the hand and broken it, getting hit on the hand and writhing in pain. As we now know, the hand isn’t broken. We also know that if Happ can’t throw inside to lefties without breaking their hands, he shouldn’t be pitching in the major leagues. Enough already.

And then there was our emergency backup second baseman: Nunez. Whatever he did to his knee/leg didn’t look pretty, and I hope he’s OK. At this rate, maybe the ball boy can play second.

On the plus side, the Yanks beat the Blue Jays in convincing fashion, thanks mostly to Soriano. Who doesn’t love all the homers since he joined the team? No one. He’s a streaky hitter, but he’s given us much-needed power and I’m grateful for it.

As A-Rod’s homer total gets closer to that of Willie Mays, I have to admit I’m cringing. Not only is Willie an icon, but if I’m the Yankees and I’m stuck paying my problem child a $10 million bonus during a season in which he’s played a handful of games and declared war on everybody, I’m not thrilled.

Pettitte has been pitching like Pettitte lately, which is a big relief. I don’t know what was off with him earlier in the season, but he seems to have corrected the problem. I wish he’d pass along his secret to CC.

Another win tomorrow would be much appreciated, so I can keep telling myself we have a fighting chance.


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4 Responses to “Unbroken!”

  1. barbara says:

    I’m willing to play second tonight if need be. i think it would be fun.

  2. Audrey says:

    Lol, Barbara – maybe we could platoon.

    We do have a fighting chance, we do! With Boston and Baltimore playing each other whoever loses is good for us, though I’m hoping the series goes 2-1 Birds. We just have to keep winning.

  3. Diane Anziano says:

    Other than Cano and possibly Nunez getting hurt, that was one terrific game. Soriano — what can you say but thank you! And you’re right, Jane; Andy is back is stride. We just have to keep it up and hopefully get no more injuries. GO YANKEES!!!

  4. Jane Heller says:

    Barbara, I think you already offered to pitch a few months ago, didn’t you? Haha. You’re a very versatile fan/player.

    You said it, Audrey. We just have to win games and the rest will take care of itself.

    No more injuries is right, Diane. Enough is enough.