His two-run homer reminded everyone that he can still connect with the ball, and his power was much appreciated. The Yankees offense had been pretty anemic against the Mariners, but they scored just enough runs today to salvage the series finale and get a “W” for Tanaka, who was very ace-like.
Gardner, too, emerged from his slumber with three hits, but it’s our stellar bullpen that keeps commanding my attention. When they get the call, they deliver. You can’t ask for more than that. My hope is that, like Tanaka today, the starters can go into the 7th inning and not tax the pen over and over. It’s only April. We’ll need those arms over the long season.
I do think it’s amusing that Yankee fans still boo Cano whenever he comes to the Stadium. Yes, he left us for more money, but they all follow the money except in rare cases, and I’m perfectly happy with Darlin’ Starlin’.
Next up: Oakland. No idea what to expect from them.