Yesterday when A-Rod said that this game would be business as usual, he never spoke truer words.
You see, this was a game that had a very business as usual feel to it. The Yankees won. Cano extended a hitting streak, and continued his hot hitting. Tex extended his hitting streak and continued his hot hitting since the 8th of June. A-Rod continued his hot hitting of the past few games by belting a no doubter homer to go with a double. Sabathia continued to look great this month with another dominating outing. Mo was Mo, and Manny was Manny. Add to that the fact the Sabathia drilled Padilla in the leg with a fastball, and you’ve got yourself an enjoyable game.
The most important part of this game, however, is the fact that it looks like A-Rod and Tex are starting to heat up at the same time. If they can put a solid run together, this team is going to be unstoppable with the pitching performances they’ve been getting.
One thing that was interesting, I couldn’t believe how mad Torre and Mattingly got with the umpires borderline calls (the high strike was high though) when Rivera was toeing the rubber. They both received them when they were coaching the Yankees, so I’m not quite sure why they would get so angry. Only guess I could have is that they really do harbor ill will toward the Yankees and really wanted to beat them.