It’s 10 minutes before game-time today as I write this entry.
The Yankees are playing well these days. It’s a beautiful day outside.
Yet, I’m nervous about this game today. Why?
Is it because the bottom of the Yankees line-up today is Phillips, Guiel, Green and Stinnett? Nah.
It’s two words: Randy Johnson.
You just never know which Randy Johnson will show up these days, it seems.
And, I should not feel this way. I know that Randy does a decent job against teams not named the Mets or Blue Jays. Still, it, the doom and gloom potential, is hard to shake.
OK, now that I’ve said that, watch – Unit will pitch a perfect game today. And, if he does, I’m taking all the credit for the reverse whammy.
UPDATE 1:19 pm ET: Well, there goes the perfect game, the no-hitter, and the shutout. That was quick.
UPDATE 4:03 pm ET: What a not an Alfred E. Neuman moment for me on this one. Johnson has what is probably his 2nd best start of the season today. But, the Yankees only have 2 runs through 8 innings. Maybe I should have been more concerned about the line-up?
UPDATE 4:19 pm ET: Oh, this one hurts. Yanks lose 3-2. And, in the 7th, with that 3-2 score, New York had a runner on 3rd with one out and PH Bernie Williams whiffs. You have to make contact in that game situation. Worse, Boston won it’s second “1-0″ win in two days.
The Blue Jays are going to be loaded for Bear. The Yankees need to be sharp, everyday, against them.