I don’t know about you guys, but when Alex Rodriguez lined that single into center to drive in two runs in the sixth yesterday, it felt like a tremendous weight came off my shoulders as I exhaled with relief. Cervelli’s homer was nice, don’t get me wrong, but there was much more on the line for Alex in that inning. Does that make sense? Eh, whatever. Anway, if that’s what it felt like for me, I can only imagine what it felt like for A-Rod and the rest of team.
Was Joe Girardi’s ejection and the ensuing rally enough to spark the team out of it’s offensive malaise? Everyone was all smiles when Mariano Rivera lined out to end the ninth, so maybe the team is feeling good about themselves and are ready to go on a little run. We can only hope.
Here’s the starting nine. Robbie Cano was originally slated to play and bat fifth as usual, but there was a change and now Ransom’s at second. Maybe Cody had a closed door meeting with Girardi and Cash and talked his way into the lineup? (I keed, I keed)
Gardner, CF – ride the hot hand baby
Andy Pettitte, SP
Self-Promotion: Ben will be appearing on Pro Baseball Central tonight around 9:30 to talk about the Yanks and this weekend’s series against the Amazin’s. Click the link to listen in.