“Worm Killer” Wang was not at his all-time best today – but, he was plenty good enough (with 15 grounders in 6 IP) to keep the Yankees in this game – until “ProcFarnMo” ™ slammed the door on the last three innings.
It sure looks like the All-Star break was a good thing for Everyday Scottie Proctor, huh?
Just two days ago, I wrote about “Mmmmmmmm, Mmmmmmmm,”‘s increasing K-rate (since he joined New York). And, what does he do today? He goes down on strikes four times – the first time he’s done this in a game since June 22, 1995. For those scoring at home, that’s a span of 4,048 days. (Really, I counted.)
Right now, Alex Rodriguez is playing so tight, that, if you stuck a Tyrannosaurus up his fanny, you would get gasoline.
And, at the current rate, that fuel would be worth about $1,400. (Really, I counted.)
In any event, this was a pretty big win for the Yankees – with them mounting a losing streak and with Boston losing today. The balk play that Jeter and Damon caused in the 6th just may have been the key to this one.
If you’re taping the game tomorrow, set your VCRs and DVDRs for at least 5 hours. This is just a hunch, but, I think it’s going to be a long one – given the pitchers starting on both sides and the hitting of these two teams.