I was dubious. I didn’t think Ichiro had anything left, judging by his performances whenever we’d play the Mariners and even after he first came to the Yankees. But he’s been an RBI machine lately and I’m becoming more of a believer. Good trade by Cashman (so far).
Sweaty Freddy could have gone another inning in tonight’s win over the hapless Blue Jays, and Girardi didn’t have to use a parade of relievers, but what I liked about this game, other than that it was a Janer, was that it was such a team effort with a full compliment of offense (homers, singles, doubles, the works).
The Jays aren’t a good team, given all their injuries, so maybe they contributed to making the Yankees look good. Without Bautista in their lineup, it’s just not the same at the Rogers Centre. That said, they could come back and beat us tomorrow and Sunday. Speaking of which, I won’t be watching the rest of the weekend except for the occasional check-in, so there may not be any posts until Sunday night. Feel free to comment if the spirit moves though.