Quick, someone tell Jonny Gomes that the bully is not going to be pushed around today.
Poor Mike Vento, it’s one thing to look like “Boner” Stabone from Growing Pains, but, it’s another thing to pull a rock like he did tonight in his big league debut. Lucky for him it was a blow-out. (By the way, “Boner” was played by the son of Walter Koenig who played Chekov on Star Trek. Just a little TV-trivia for you there.)
I did peak in during commercials to get the scores. When I left, after one, it was 5-2. It was funny to then see it jump to 10-2 after two and then to 17-2 in the seventh. I got back to the game in the top of the 8th – just in time to see Vento’s first AB.
And, by the way, thank you Blue Jays. Yankees now two back in the loss column with 19 to play. Considering all the hard, tough, and stupid losses that New York has piled up this year, this position is amazing. Maybe I should say thank you Red Sox?
So, now, like everyday now for the Yankees, tomorrow is key. Will it be the typical “can’t score any runs the day after a mercy rule game” thing – or, is this going to be the Tampa Bay Massacre – like the one in Boston in 1978? Tune in tomorrow.