Because it’s 2:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning and the Yanks won a September game against the Mariners, here is the season’s shortest recap:
- Mark Teixeira is good at hitting.
- Hideki Matsui is making it really hard for the Yanks not to resign him.
- CC Sabathia is good at pitching.
- I’d put money on the Yanks facing the Twins and not the Tigers in the ALDS.
The worst part of this game was CC’s taking a liner off his chest. I was at a bar with the game on tonight, and half of the crowd there went dead silent until it was clear that the Yanks’ ace was okay. Other than that, this was a breeze of a win, and the Yanks’ Magic Number is now Graig Nettles. I’m sure these guys are going to champion Roger Maris, but tough for them.
We’ll be back in the morning with a post or two before tomorrow’s 4 p.m. Joba-mania affair.