Happy big seven-five George!
Big Stein must be feeling pretty good about today’s “birthday” win. For sure, he probably would have been happy with a nice and tidy 6-zip shutout victory. But, I doubt that will bring any cause for him to want to return a beautiful seven-run 8th, come from behind win, with a nice big bow on it?
The Yankees showed a lot of spirit today. It would have been very easy to lay down and submit after blowing a one-run lead with 8 outs to go – not to mention having a 6-nothing lead after two and letting that melt away. Instead, with just 5 outs left to their offensive chest today, they came back to tie, then go ahead, and then blow out the game for the “W.”
Still, perhaps hidden to some, in the thrill of the big inning today, is the fact that the Yankees current holes in their starting rotation and middle relief came very close to costing them a game today. As much as I wish that it could happen, the Yankees are not going to score 13 runs every game. Clearly, pitching is still an issue in Yankeeland.
In any event, the team needs wins and they got one today. Bottom line, that’s all that matters. Yanks have now won 5 of their last 7 and it might have been 6 of 7 if not for a questionable RP selection on evening of June 28th.
The next several games will be worth watching.