Yesterday, I wrote:
As much as I wish that it could happen, the Yankees are not going to score 13 runs every game.
See, I told you so!
Seriously, the long ball explosion today was incredible. And, more importantly, Randy Johnson stepped up and provided exactly what the Yankees needed today – seven innings of strong pitching.
This gives the pen a much needed blow. And, to think that Unit did this after not going on 3 days rest since 1995.
One fact from today’s game that I found mind-boggling: This was Giambi’s first game with three extra-base hits since July 30, 2003. That’s just days away from being two full years. Wow.
Now that the team is getting hot, here’s the tricky part: They play only 4 games over the next 8 days before going to Fenway Park for a huge series with the Sox. Somehow, despite all that off time, they need to keep this hot streak going. It will be hard.