More like “The Penthouse Floor Yankees,” despite what Michael Kay calls this scrappy team of cast offs.
What an exciting comeback win tonight to kick off the series at Camden Yards. The O’s always play us tough, despite their pitching woes, so I had a feeling there would be extra innings somehow.
What I didn’t expect was CC’s mediocrity. Is he just having his first half doldrums or was it the result of the rainout of his scheduled start? Who knows, but I hope he snaps out of it soon, because watching him give back the lead was not my idea of a good time.
Watching guys like Adams, Cano, Overbay and Hafner go deep, on the other hand, was very entertaining, as were the huge doubles by Ichiro and Wells.
I keep wondering how long this team can continue to win ballgames, but maybe I should be wondering why I’m suddenly not that desperate for Tex, Youkilis, Nunez, Joba and Nova to come back. (Notice I didn’t say Jeter. He’s always welcome to show up.)