This was a strange game for me because I was in the car driving home from Boston. Although I was able to pick up AM 880 all the way up in the so-called Red Sox Nation, the reception was fuzzy enough that I opted for the Boston feed of the game. Then, somewhere just south of Hartford, CT, I switched stations so I could get the more familiar sounds of Sterling and Suzyn.
There’s really not much to talk about in terms of the game. The Yanks lost 8-4 and thus conceded the division title to the Tampa Bay Rays. Making the playoffs and having a chance to repeat as champions is great but a part of me definitely feels like it’s “only” the Wild Card. While I understand the whole “losing the battle to win the war” line that Girardi was feeding to anyone that would listen, I’ll never stop wondering if things could’ve been handled differently.
Anyway, that’s 162 games in the books, folks. The Yanks are back in the playoffs and open in Minneapolis on Wednesday night.