This is why Pete Rose was an idiot.
The way the Yankees have been playing this week, going 2-4 in their last 6 games with one of those being a gift win…and the way that A.J. Burnett has been pitching lately, allowing an opponent’s OBA of .373 over his last 6 starts prior to this one…and the fact that Johan Santana, with an ERA of 2.39 is his 12 starts this season prior to this one, was pitching for the Mets…who would have ever predicted that the Yankees would win this game, 15-0?
Really, would you have bet on this outcome prior to this game being played?
Joaquin Andujar was right: “There is one word in America that says it all, and that one word is, ‘You never know.’ ” And, it’s never more true than when it comes to baseball…
Big game for the Yankees to win. Can you imagine the off-day tomorrow if the Yanks were coming off getting swept by the Red Sox and then losing two of three to the Mets where their one win was a gift from Luis Castillo? That would have been rough. As it is now, the Yankees, and their fans, can walk around town tomorrow with their heads up, chins out, and with a big smile. At the least, the Yankees have taken round one of the Subway Series. And, while that’s just good for bragging rights…at this junction, that’s not so bad.