Ah, the beauty of “Worm Killer” Wang. Even with most of the “B” team behind him (Green, Thompson, Bernie, and Wilson), and no Abreu, Giambi or A-Rod to support him, the guy just wins.
I was concerned when Wang got nicked by that batted ball in the 4th.
That’s the last thing that New York needs now – an injury to Wang. He’s their ace. Without him, this post-season could be very short.
Other than that, the only other concerning thing in this game, for me, was the look that Kim Jones was giving Jim Kaat in the YES booth, during the 8th, when Kitty was giving a pitching demo.
Jones was eye-balling Kaat like Cole Sear when he saw a dead person.
OK, maybe Jeter getting his foot caught in the game was concerning too – just a tad.
Back to Wang, if Chien-Ming wins 20 this year and does it with less than 100 strikeouts on the season, he’ll be just the 6th pitcher since 1961 to do this in the American League. And, two of the five to do it were also Yankees – Ed Figueroa in 1978 and Tommy John in 1980. (The last AL’er to do it was Bill Gullickson in 1991.)
A very interesting season for Worm Killer, indeed.