I’ll take six and change and just two runs allowed from Clemens every time.
With the Yankees winning 9 in a row, and with the Mets losing 5 in a row, you knew the odds were against a Yankees win tonight.
Still, it’s a shame to lose such a “winable” game – the Yankees helped Perez out too much, swinging at balls.
When Cano led off the 7th, down 2-0, and swinging at “Ball Four” after working the count to 3-1, I thought Ken Singleton was going to leave the YES booth and give Robinson a good lecture on being a smart hitter.
I also thought, after the Jeter double in the 8th, that Abreu would walk and A-Rod would homer to give the Yankees the lead. But, Beltran ran down Abreu’s drive and A-Rod was retired as well. Funny, this season, you just expect Alex to win the game late with the big hit. What a difference a year makes.
Let’s see what difference a day makes when these two teams face each other again tomorrow.