I like to think I follow the Yankees very closely. I know all their prospects and most of their minor leaguers. That’s not uncommon around here, but I wonder if any of you found yourselves in the same spot I did when checking the box score today. The game was started and finished by two pitchers I had no idea were on the team. And I had never heard of Brian Gordon before he threw a pitch.
I did not get to see any of the game, but following along I hoped Cano’s and Granderson’s failures to get runners from third home with less than two out would not prove fatal. Granderson I felt especially bad for, since he could have won the game by just keeping the bat on his shoulder on ball four in the ninth.
Brian Cashman had been on an insane gambling roll with the successes of Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia. But when Colon’s hammy crapped out, it looked like the luck had run dry. Instead of taking his chips to the cashier, he went right back to the table and put cast-offs Cory Wade and Brian Gordon onto the team and thrust them into prominent roles in today’s 3-2 extra inning victory over the Rangers.
Say what you will about his decisions, right now the man is on fire.