Typical Yankee Stadium game for Chien-Ming Wang – meaning he was super on the mound. Considering the Yankees could only muster two runs today – and, thank you Godzilla for those two runs! – Wang was just what the doctor ordered.
Anyone else think that General Joe really wanted to lock this one down as soon as possible? Kudos to Girardi for not being afraid to bring in Joba Chamberlain during that high leverage situation in the 7th inning of this game – rather than just follow the “script” and have Farnsworth (or someone else) come in there (and then hold Joba for the 8th inning).
Also, considering that Mike Mussina gets the start tomorrow – and you never know how Moose will do – this is a huge win. If this game is a loss, then the Rays had an excellent chance to sweep the four game series. That would have hurt – even if it is “just” April.