OK, show of hands – how many people turned this game off once A-Rod grounded out in the 8th inning?
Didn’t this game have a, sort of, “Let’s watch for A-Rod’s 500th homer tonight because Igawa’s pitching and we’re going to lose” feel to it?
Is that why the Yankees batters took the night off for this contest?
Too bad. The Yankees cannot afford to be letting any games get away for them at this stage – even if they are expecting milestones or have someone like Igawa (who once again gave up too many long flyball hits) starting for them.