I wasn’t there, obviously, but judging by the crowd’s reactions on TV it was a good time tonight. While CC couldn’t hold the lead and continued his puzzling and worrisome slide, the Yankees’ offense came up big when it needed to – against a very tough opponent and contender – and Joe wasn’t taking any chances with the bullpen using Robertson in both the 7th and 8th.
At first I thought it would be a home run derby and last for hours, like our games against the O’s often do. But the Yanks scored in other ways too. I was thrilled to see Cano back in the lineup and hitting well. And Mark Reynolds’ little adjustment in his batting stance (he got rid of the toe tap) is paying dividends.
Loved the shots of the she-fans in the crowd taking cell phone pics of Mo in the 9th. One woman was shaking with excitement as she tried to hold her phone still to capture the moment.
Subtracting CC’s performance, this was a very entertaining way to open the weekend series, regardless of what happens the rest of the way.