O.K., now, I’m going to be a greedy Yankees fan. I want New York to win the next two games – and then be over .500 at the All-Star break. That would be special. (Plus, I’m going to the game on Sunday – which would make it extra special…being there when it happens, if they can sweep the Angels and get over the hump by the break.)
Coming into this game, Andy Pettitte had thrown 34 IP in June…and allowed 37 hits and had an ERA of 4.76 for the month. Now, Andy starts off July (including this game) with 2 starts, 6.67 combined IP and 15 ER allowed. I’m starting to get worried about Pettitte.
Thanks to A-Rod and his friends tonight, and getting to face Bartolo Colon, Pettitte’s issues were moot – for this game. Still, I hope that a few extra days between starts helps Pettitte get back into a routine of better performance.
Moving off Pettitte, it was fun to see the Yankees pound the baseball and be aggressive on the bases tonight.
When was the last time that the Yankees scored 14+ runs in a game where they had at least one homer and at least one stolen base? It was July 15th of last year. (Villone closed out that game too.) It just missed being a year to the day by nine days. That’s a long time.