When Giambi got thrown out at home tonight in the 2nd inning, and then A-Rod got thrown out at 3rd in the 4th inning, I thought “Those two plays might come back to haunt the Yankees in this game.”
And, when the score of the game was 2-2 after six, I was starting to think “Those two plays are coming back to haunt the Yankees…..”
But, two innings after that, all was good. It’s amazing what great starting pitching and 7 hits and 2 walks (combined) in the 7th and 8th inning can do for a fan’s worry.
Funny, I wonder how many people are still concerned about Jeter’s “slump” and Posada’s “slide” now?
Lastly, watching the post-game on YES tonight, something came to my mind. When Bobby Abreu joined the Yankees, did he get stuck with Shawn Chacon’s locker in the clubhouse? How does that work when a “star” joins you mid-season and there’s no “star” leaving? Guys like Abreu are used to great lockers – in terms of size and location. Watch, next year, Abreu will have a better locker than Pavano – and, he should.