With a little better defense, and maybe some luckier direction on a grounder, Randy Johnson’s night doesn’t look quite as bad.
Watching Cano hit the big “double” in the 7th tonight, reminded me of something. People like to say that they see some Rod Carew in Cano. As a kid, I can remember people saying that Carew had a knack for always hitting the ball towards the worst fielder on the field – and some of his hits would have been outs had a better fielder been manning that spot. The weaker fielder would always seem to miss the ball by a foot or inches, and Carew would get the hit.
Robinson Cano may not be Carew like in his career, but, in that one At Bat tonight, he hit the “double” at the right guy (Tatis). Hey, better lucky than good, right?
So, Torre is now #3 all-time on the Yankees win list. This probably clinches the retirement of “6″ when Joe hangs them up.
You know, pretty soon, the Yankees are going to have 20 uniform numbers retired. At this rate, by the year 2040, there will be many regulars on the Yankees roster wearing numbers in the ’60′s – just wait and see. That just seems wrong.
Speaking of wrong, as much as I love to see the Yankees win, it’s sort of painful to watch the Orioles these days. This is nine years in a row for them where they’ve been really bad.
Growing up, I can remember having to face the O’s – with Weaver, Singleton, Murray, Grich, Palmer, Flanagan, McGregor, et al – and they were such a proud organization. Now, they’re just lucky that Tampa Bay is in the division.
Hey, if it can happen to them, maybe it can happen to Boston someday too?