As I said on Friday, I find it amusing that for the second straight year the Yankees play the Blue Jays at home. I suppose one team has to face Canada’s own today, but it’s interesting that it’s the Yankees at Yankee Stadium, what with all the stars and stripes and George Steinbrenner‘s birthday.
The Yankees, of course, cannot lose to a foreign team today, during the celebration of our independence. Last year it took 12 innings, but they managed to defend the nation’s honor.
On a more serious note…
While yesterday’s offensive barrage was a nice change, all the runs came in one inning. The Yanks still missed opportunities with runners in scoring position. But who knows. Maybe that inning spurred them on, leading to a nice little streak before the break.
As I write this they’re announcing the All-Star game rosters. So that will be interesting. Scroll around the posts to see what’s up. At publication time it’s Jeter and Cano as starters, Hughes, CC, and Mo as pitchers, and A-Rod in reserve. There’s a chance that Pettitte could end up taking CC’s spot, since CC is lined up to pitch the game before the break.
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And back to my overly patriotic rhetoric: Beat Canada!
And on the mound, number sixty-five, Phil Hughes.