We went to the Monmouth County Fair today. So, I missed some of this one today – other than what I heard on the radio, driving to the fair. (When we left the car, the Yanks were up, 5-2, in the sixth – with Abreu coming up with runners on first and second.)
From what I heard on the radio, and gathered together once we were home this evening, it looked like Andy Pettitte gutted it out after he was forced to work some in the first inning – giving the Yankees a respectable six frames.
And, once you got past the seventh inning – where the Red Sox managed to get the tying run to the on-deck circle with one out – the game was in the bag for the Yankees…thanks to some weak pitching from Boston’s Craig Hansen in the eighth. (Although Hansen gained himself some Red Sox Nation favor when he drilled A-Rod with a pitch.)
The Red Sox really seem back on their heels these days. I’m sure the whole “Manny” thing doesn’t help. Good effort by the Yankees, again, today, to keep the Sox from getting up on their toes.
It’s also nice to see the new guys, Nady and Marte, get right into action today. Also good to see LaTroy Hawkins sent packing and Kei Igawa taken off the 40-man roster. And, it makes sense, now, to have Brett Gardner return to the minors for regular At Bats.
Hey, today, the Yankees and I were doing the same thing – just having a fun day at the park. Gotta say “Thanks Yanks!” to that. When things synch-up like this…for me…it makes it a lot easier to sleep at night. Good day with the family. Nothing to lament about in Yankeeland. If that’s not a mental version of a summertime hot toddy…then nothing is…