The Yankees honored Jackie Robinson a day late, but they did it in a very tidy fashion, dispatching the Diamondbacks in a relatively quick and easy victory.
Nova was better than he was the last time he started, but he’s still a work in progress. He got into trouble and couldn’t go deep into the game, but he didn’t have a meltdown inning, which is something. And he gave us a chance to see our terrific bullpen do its thing, including our own everyday #42, the best closer ever.
Cano put runs on the board with his beautiful homer, and the boys tacked on some sweet insurance. What more can we ask for?
Loved the “Sweet Caroline” thing (in spite of how much I dislike the song itself and always have). I was on Twitter during the game and Neil Diamond tweeted about how much it pleased him. Very classy, Yankees.
Speaking of #42, I saw the movie last weekend and thought it did a very good job of showing us what Robinson went through to play in the big leagues. Talk about fortitude and guts, not to mention sheer talent. He was an incredible ballplayer and an even more incredible man.