Not much to say about the Yanks’ 5-2 win yesterday, except that every time I glance at the television and see Jayson Nix batting, I think it’s Chris Stewart. Not only are their numbers close and easily interchangeable (17 for Nix, 19 for Stewart), but they’re also both nondescript-looking white guys (sorry, fellas, it’s true). Anyway, big game-winning hit by Nix, who bucked the Yankees’ trend of coming up short in the clutch with a go-ahead, bases-clearing double in the eighth. Even that comeback was not without tension, though — one batter before Nix’s pinch-hit heroics, Curtis Granderson popped out weakly to third with the bases loaded and none out. Thank God for Nix’s hit, because I was in the early stages of a conniption and might not have pulled through if we’d failed to score and/or lost the game.
For those scoring at home, that’s a 2-5 road trip with five losses by a total of six runs and one broken hand for A-Rod. Ouch. Fortunately the Yankees don’t head further west than Texas for the rest of the regular season.
Off day today heading into a three-game set with Boston at the Stadium. If you need your Yankee fix for the day, check back in to the blog later, when I explore the Yankees’ penchant for Bad Losses (not to be confused with bad losses) this season.