Since the Abreu deal, the Yankees have found a new religion. Clearly, they’ve become believers of “In The Big Inning.” It was the 6th inning tonight – and the 4th inning last night.
I believe that we’re going to see innings like those very often over the rest of the season – where the Yankees bat for a half-hour, see somewhere around 35 pitches, and plate a bunch of runs. Thinking about it, I’m starting to wish that boxscores would now show “Pitches Seen” for each batter – along with the AB/R/H/BI/LOB totals that are there (in every boxscore). I want to see that for each Yankees game now. It’s fun to watch this team conga-line pitchers to death.
And, of course, W-K-W 40 (“Worm Killer” Wang) was his usual Robo-Stopper self this evening – which always helps. And, it’s very much appreciated.
Lastly, nice deke-slide on that double in the 4th by A-Gust A-Rod, huh? The YES boys are right – Alex is lookin’ real loose these days. For him, probably more than it is true for any player, this is very important – in terms of enabling success.
Speaking of loose, I see that Yankees dugout this evening, and I see signs that Dr. Scholl would love to see in there. The Yankees are gellin’ like a felon in there. I see lots of energy and smiles.
It’s all good – so good that no one should care about what happened in Boston today. Hey, the Red Sox beat the Indians today – barely. Big whoop-de-doodle. If they want to act like they just won the World Series over that, then, have a party Boston.