This is now four good starts in a row for Pettitte. Whatever was bothering him at the start of July must now be moot.
It’s great to watch that Cano, Melky, Phillips, Duncan group have so much fun in the dugout. It does help add some life to this team. It’s a shame that some of them may go when Giambi and Rico come back.
Is A-Rod really “Oh’fer” his last 21 now? (This includes his last AB in the resumed game in Baltimore last Friday.) Dan Graziano offers a look into Alex’s head these days. Part of me wants to say that Rodriguez is not pressing – but, another part of me wants to say that we should have expected it. It’s no big deal now – because the team is winning. However, in the bigger picture, it does suggest that Alex is still prone to pressing – and, if the Yankees make it to October…well, if A-Rod presses and fails in another post-season series for New York, that’s not going to help his Yankees legacy.
Lastly, how about those Texas Rangers! The Yankees are now just two back in the loss column of the Wildcard. Sooooooo close that you can just taste it, huh?