I’m back at work today so I didn’t stay up and watch the game last night. Truth be told, I had a bad feeling on my way to the newsstand this morning, but was pleasantly surprised to discover that the Yanks defeated the Angels in another close game. Jon Lieber was economical again against an aggresive Anahiem team, and the Yankee offense was patient, drawing eleven walks. (Derek Jeter didn’t collect a hit but he did draw a bases-loaded walk which brought home the winning run) However, they didn’t capitalize on the free passes, scoring only four runs. It was enough though. Jason Giambi was back in the line up and he hit a two-run homer. Alex Rodriguez had a double and a triple, and Joe Torre was tossed for the first time this season, arguing balls and strikes in the sixth inning.
The Yanks remain a half-a-game behind the Red Sox who beat the Devil Rays, 4-1. Tampa Bay is the worst team in the league. According to the Boston Globe Sweet Lou isn’t thrilled and delighted at the state of affairs:
“I don’t read newspapers,” [Piniella] said. “There’s nothing for me to read newspapers about. I don’t know what was written, I don’t know what was said, I don’t have to address anything. All I know is I’m tired of losing. That I am tired of. Nothing more, nothing less. Just tired of the losing.”
It’s going to be an exhausting season down in Tampa.