Hey, the shark never came! Cool.
For me, watching this game was somewhat like watching the movie Jaws. There were so many points in the contest where, in my head, I started to hear that music from Jaws that let’s you know the shark is coming.
When guys would reach base on Wang, I would hear it – but, then came some key double-plays and it was over. When A-Rod botched that pop-up in the 8th, I heard it – but, then Wang got the batter to fly to left. When Wang was removed from the game, I heard it – but, Veras danced his way out of the inning. And, yes, I even heard it when Mariano came into the game.
But, like I said, the shark never came. Awesome.
Big play in this game that will probably be overlooked: Giambi driving in A-Rod in the first with a groundball hit right where the shortstop should have been playing. It is so beautiful to watch Jason finally start to take advantage of that on a somewhat more regular basis. Better late than never!