He who shoves first ends up at the bottom of the pile (that’s you, Cabrera).
What a game yesterday. There was bad blood between the Yanks and Tigers from their last series in the Bronx, but the finale in Detroit was a crazy, crazy game. The fastball that hit homer-happy Gary Sanchez should have foretold what was to come, but I was amazed that pitchers kept plunking batters inning after inning and batters reacted how batters react: by taking exception. The worst was Betances drilling the Tiger batter (can’t remember who) in the helmet. That one scared me. And, of course, there was little Gardy who came storming into the scrum wanting to take on the big guys.
I don’t know that I’ve ever seen Girardi so angry during a postgame interview. Did I mention that the Yankees lost the game – a game in which they’d shown their resilience yet again and by winning would have meant a sweep? Girardi was pissed off about the umpiring (no warnings issued before ejections, miserable strike zone, failure to realize how important the game was as the Yankees are desperately trying to contend). I anticipate suspensions all around and can only hope they’re not for long. Cabrera should get a big one for shoving Romine, but the pitchers bear responsibility too. What I fear most is losing Sanchez for a period of time. He’s been our mainstay lately. Did anybody see Judge in all these piles of players? I didn’t and wondered if he clocked anybody?
As for the other two games, they were both Janers and, therefore, a beautiful thing. I love those high-scoring contests/blowouts! Severino and Tanaka were great and our offense was stupendous. I found myself wishing we could play the Tigers every night for the rest of the season. The bullpen still worries me. This guy Kahnle has not been good – at all. I flinch every time I see him walk to the mound. Didn’t we get him in a trade?
Now the Yanks take on Seattle at the Stadium. Hopefully there will be Janers. Hopefully no one will get hurt.