To borrow from Peggy Lee:
Why this feeling? Why this glow?
Why the thrill when you say Hello?
It’s a strange and tender magic you do
Mister Wang-der-full, that’s you.
Oh there’s much more I could say
But the words keep slipping away
And I’m left with one point of view
Mister Wang-der-full, that’s you
In his last five Yankee Stadium starts, Chien-Ming Wang has now thrown 37.2 IP and has an ERA of 1.69 in those innings. The Wanger likes home cooking.
Now, on the other end of the world, let’s review A-Rod’s game this evening.
First time up, runners on 1st and 2nd with one out – and Alex whiffs.
Second time up, runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs – and Alex pops-out to left.
Third time up, with no one on and two outs – Alex then K’s-looking.
Last time up, leading off the 8th – Alex whiffs again.
A-Rod is now batting .138 in his last 8 games. At a time where the team needs him the most, he’s gone into a shell. (The Yankees have gone 3-5 in those 8 games – and two of the three wins were scores of 1-0 and 2-1.)
Nonetheless, the Yankees are in fine position in the standings with 100 games to go. But, the big question still is: Who will carry them over the next 100 games?
To borrow from Bonnie Tyler:
I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero till the end of the night
he’s gotta be strong and he’s gotta be fast
and gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero till the morning light
He’s gotta be sure and he’s gotta be soon
And he’s gotta be larger than life
Larger than life
Where’s Mitch Miller when you need him?