Tonight’s 14–9 win over the Angels was fun to watch, unless you’re name happens to be Andy Pettitte. The Yanks gave Pettitte lead after lead, and he coughed up every one of them. Luckily, Scott Proctor put an end to the bleeding, and allowed the Yankee bats to put the game away in the 7th and the 8th.
Every Yankee had a hit, every Yankee knocked in at least one run, they stole, they hit and ran, and they even pulled off a suicide squeeze with Posada on third!!!! A-Rod’s hammy looked a little gimpy, but it didn’t hinder his swing at all. He finished 3 for 4 with a single, double, laser-like HR and a walk.
Edwar Ramirez made his second appearance for the Yanks, this time with pedestrian stats, but he did earn his first major league win against the team that cut him twice. I hope Joe doesn’t lose confidence in the kid, because I think he’s got the stuff to be a big-time contributor.
The Yanks will attempt to reach .500 tomorrow, again, with Clemens on the hill against John Lackey. It would be nice to see the Yanks get an early lead and not cough it up.
The oddity of the game came in the bottom of the fifth when Robinson Cano failed to touch third base as he scored on what would’ve been a 2 RBI triple for Miguel Cairo. A suicide squeeze for the Bombers and a missed base in the same game. What are the odds?
Player of the Game: Alex Rodriguez, 3 for 4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, 1 HR, 1 BB.