After the first game of this series, I wrote:
The Yankees better smoke the Royals over the next two games. Then it might make up for the loss in this game.
After today’s game, I can now write: OK, that’s one!
Yes, A-Rod hit two bombs today. And, Cairo and Stinnett did well. (On the latter, just goes to show what I know.) But, the thing that I’m really grooving on now is Melky Cabrera. He went two for four with 3 RBI today – and has now hit in 8 of his last 9 games.
To borrow from the old band The Church, here goes:
Sometimes your best plans come up empty
Hope from the bench fades with the light
Forget last year’s act of rush desperation
Under the Melky Way is right
At this point, when it comes to Cabrera, I only have three wishes:
1. He keeps doing what he’s doing.
2. That the Yankees keep him and play him.
3. That he gets a better number than # 28. That’s not a star’s number. Maybe # 24?
There’s no need to trade for a LF this season or get a RF for next season. Cabrera is proving that he can fill both needs.