Rough start for Worm Killer Wang today – but, like an ace, he gutted it out for six innings. Joba Chamberlain continued his electric debut. Joba is the now the first Yankees pitcher since 1957 to have SO>=2 and BF<=8 in each of the first three games of his career. How about Mo? Ah, they were kind of dinks dropping in, I'm not worried.
Now, this was a game for Melky - great catch in the second, extends his hitting streak to 18 games, makes a super throw in the ninth to save the game, and then scores the winner in the bottom of the ninth. Hey, I've been saying it since June of last year, Melky Cabrera is a player maker – and it’s great to have him on this team.
Wilson Betemit’s homer was a big part of this game too. Since he’s arrived, Betemit has been haunting me. His face, and somewhat his body-frame, remind me of someone. It’s mostly the face. But, I can’t place it. I want to say that it’s a former Yankee – but, I’m not sure. For a while, I thought it was the former pitcher Ken Hill – but, I’ve moved off that quickly. For a split second, I thought maybe it was Bam Bam Meulens – however, honestly, I know that I’m just guessing there.
Does Wilson Betemit remind you, facially, and maybe more, of another player? Am I the only one that feels like he looks like someone else?
In any event, good times, these days, in Yankeeland. If this was May 2007, the Yankees lose this game. Nice to see the team so pumped when Jeter got the walk-off FC. Let the good times roll – and keep on rollin’.