Hey, hey, hey…sure…it’s only one game…but…the Yankees beat the Angels and they did it with a page from the Halo’s playbook. Sweet.
El número mágico es ahora doce.
Many will want to talk about Brett Gardner/Joe Girardi and Mike Napoli for this one. And, yup, there will be conversation around Joba Chamberlain and Alfredo Aceves – and maybe even Phil Coke and Phil Hughes. But, for me, this one was all about Mark Teixeira – and his extra base hits in the fifth and eighth innings. Those two hits were the game…for me.
I’ve said in the past that CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett are the keys to the Yankees winning in October – especially in the ALDS. But, even if they do their job, Mark Teixeria is going to have to be “the man” with the bat for New York in the post-season. We know that you cannot count on Alex Rodriguez. Yes…maybe…A-Rod will come through this October. But, he did not in 2005, 2006 or 2007. So, it would be foolish to count on him doing it this year. But…Teixeira…now…that might be “the guy” to count on…as he just seems to be not worried about how it looks…and is more focused on getting it done. Let’s hope I’m correct…as the ALDS will be here before you know it.