I took my 5-year old daughter to see “Ratatouille” this afternoon. (Nice little movie. Visually, impressive. I thought Patton Oswalt did a heckuva job on his voice-over. And, Peter O’Toole’s character was a hoot. Some of the storyline was above the head of a 5-year old. But, I would imagine that kids six- to nine-years old would love this movie.)
When we got out of the movie, and back to our car, I tuned into the Yankees game on the radio. It was the eighth inning and Wigginton was up for the Rays. John Sterling said something like “Here’s Wigginton who homered earlier in the game” and my first reaction was “Oh, no, here we go again….”
But, then, Sterling said that the Yankees were winning, 7-2, and I thought “Am I hearing this right? Did Igawa pitch a good game today?”
We had to run some errands on the way home and I had to leave the car/radio for a bit – so, I never got the details…until we got home and I had a chance to turn on YES. By this point, it was the 9th inning and Rivera just hit Wigginton with a pitch to bring the tying run to the plate. And, again, my first thought was “Oh, no, here we go again….”
But, Mo got Gomes and the game was over. During the post-game, I heard about how shaky and lucky Igawa was during this game – and I got to see Shelly Duncan almost break Kim Jones’ arm with the high-five.
This is a good win for the Yanks – and it takes some, but not all, of the pressure off DeSalvo for the nightcap. Plus, with the Red Sox rolling today, every win helps, of course.