The long losing streak is over.
There was a clutch 2-out extra base hit in the 5th to bring the Yankees within one (by Cano).
There was a rally in the 8th to tie the game. And, there was good execution of small ball in the 10th to plate the eventual game-winner.
Wang, Gordon and Mo allowed only 7 base runners in 10 innings of work.
I watched the game from about the 2nd inning until the last out in the 10th. Yet, I did not get excited by this game at all tonight. Why?
Is it because it was the kids from Columbus (Cano with 3 hits, 2 RBI and a run scored and Wang with a solid seven) who did all the heavy lifting – and, guys like Giambi, Womack, Tino and Sheffield went 0 for 16? Is it because the six-game losing streak is still resonating in me? Or, is it just me and my mood today?
I have to say that the entire time I was watching this game, I was waiting for the “L” to happen – right up through Rivera at the close. The Yankees have been so bad during the six games prior to this one that they have conditioned me to expect a loss.
Let’s hope they can get another win tomorrow and work on cleansing the palate some more…..to the point where wins can be savored properly – at least for this fan.
Does anyone else feel this way tonight?