What a weird night of TV watching.
I started out with the game, cheering Vernon Wells for getting the Yanks on the board with that homer. I saw Phelps, our starter and #8 batter (Girardi is really being creative) give the lead back but otherwise pitch shutout baseball against the Rockies. Then I couldn’t resist switching to news updates about the three Cleveland women. My God, what a nightmare. And then, because it was inescapable, I sat through analysis of the Jodi Arias verdict and tried to imagine what possessed all those people in Phoenix to follow the trial for so many months.
Eventually, I made my way back to the game with the score still tied at 2-2 – just in time to see Boesch hustle to first allowing Wells to score the go-ahead run and then Wells fill in at third (more Girardi creativity) and handle his one chance effortlessly. Strange win, but a good win and, of course, another save for Mo.
Robertson did not look ready to be back, judging by his wildness, but Preston Clairborne has now been fabulous in two games. If only he could hit and play third.