From the AP:
“We had a little extra attitude this week,” Mientkiewicz said. “Not that we were freaking out, but it was like, let’s put our foot on the gas a little bit.”
I’m not seeing that. Well, actually, I saw it in the first game of this series. But, in the last two games, the Yankees faced Mike Wood and Robinson Tejeda, and they didn’t exactly rip the cover off the ball.
Mussina did look very sharp in the game. That’s a huge positive.
Man, that catch by Matt Kata in the 1st inning, off Jeter’s drive, reminded me of Joe Rudi in the 1972 World Series. That was an incredible play.
Lastly, I just hope that Brian Bruney doesn’t get gun-shy now…after beaning Sammy Sosa pretty good. It’s happened to pitchers before…you never know.
I’m glad that the Yankees swept the Rangers…but, while I watch this week (and next) with one eye, I have my other eye on the Yankees remaining 15 games this month. I’m not quite sure that the effort shown yesterday, despite what Mientkiewicz says, is full-throttle. And, it’s going to need to be there in order for New York to do well against those teams that the Yankees face this month after the Rangers and Mariners.