I know. It’s shaving cream, not dessert. But it’s just really, really fun to watch A.J. creep up the steps of the dugout with the towel in his hand and smash the stuff all over somebody’s face.
Today’s recipient was Brett Gardner and he deserved it. He slapped a single in Damon-esque style, sending Granderson home with the winning run in extras. We swept the Rangers. Yay.
Interesting debut by Brian Gordon. He handled Texas well, getting into a little trouble here and there but giving the Yankees five-plus innings of solid pitching. Noesi, Robertson and Mo did their parts, and Cory Wade, another guy who wasn’t even on the team 24 hours ago, got the “W.” Strange how things work out.
Good job by Posada knocking in the tying run off Wilson. (The Rangers do like their pitchers to throw; he was over 122 pitches when he finally came out of the game.) And it was nice to see Martin get his groove back.
What to make of Rangers catcher Torrealba’s accusation that the Yankees were stealing signs from second during the series? Here’s my reaction.
Yeah, like so what? I’ve never understood the problem with stealing signs if, indeed, that’s what the Yankees were doing. Maybe the Rangers pitchers just needed to pitch better.