He’s hardly my idea of a perfect ballplayer and I wince every time he makes a throw from shortstop, but can he ever hit. He was even one of tonight’s defensive stars (after yet another shaky throw in the first inning) and I have to admit I’ll miss his bat and his speed when Jeter comes back.
That said, there were plenty of other heroes in tonight’s series opener with the Mets – from Nova and Martin working together to escape tough situations to Tex picking up a couple of A-Rod’s errant throws. And how about those bunts by Nova and Logan?
The Yankees caught a break on the ump’s blown call on Reyes at third (nice fake, A-Rod), but so it goes. Our bullpen is a thing of beauty right now and I can’t believe I was in such a panic about it. When Michael Kay mentioned that Soriano was throwing again and could be ready to join the team after the All-Star break, I said, “Who’s Soriano?”
I hope Swisher’s okay after fouling that ball off his foot. Granderson did the same thing the other night. I wish they’d stop it already.
That high wall at Citi Field is ridiculous. A-Rod’s ball would have gone out in any other ballpark. I’m not saying every stadium should be a bandbox, but if I were the Mets I’d give their hitters a break. Who would want to play there other than a pitcher?
Anyhow, the Yanks must be enjoying Interleague, which is another way of saying that the AL East is a bear.