From home runs by Nunez and Pena to solid relief efforts by Wade and Marquez, I kept blinking my eyes and wondering what the hell was going on. If you told me these guys would figure into the Yankees’ thrashing of the Rangers tonight, I never would have believed it.
But then every infielder had a homer (and, of course, Tex had two – one from each side) in a game in which the offense overshadowed a shaky start by Nova, yet another error by Nunez and more ridiculous throws by Cervelli.
There’s no need for me to recap except to say I sure wish we’d beat up on the Rangers like this during the ALCS last year.
Timing is everything, right? And I realize they’re a different team without Cliff Lee. But still. I wonder if Andy Pettitte (Happy Birthday, Andy, btw) would have retired if we’d have won that series.
Moving on, I sure hope Brian Gordon is up to the challenge in tomorrow’s game. I bet he’s sitting in his hotel room right now biting his nails, spitting out sunflower seeds, gnawing on the arm of the couch. I’m saying he’s probably nervous, in other words. Maybe somebody could slip him one of these?