A Yankee-Dodger double-header. Who is going to kvetch more? Dodger fans have more reason to kvetch but this is New York, we’re home and nobody is going to out-kvetch us in the Bronx. Turns out the Dodger fans still have more reasons to moan after a critical throwing error helped the Yanks open the game up. It was a lead that even a two-run home run by Hanley Ramirez (who went 4-4) could not cure.
David Robertson wobbled in the 8th but he did not fall down and Mariano Rivera gave us that patented peaceful, easy, feeling–peacefuleasyfeelingisapatentofmarianoriverandthenewyorkyankees–in the 9th retiring the side in order. Yasiel Puig made the final out, waving at two cutters moving away from him and then staring at one last cutter, also on the outside corner. It was painted black, son, and Puig was schooled by the Master.
Nice day for Ichiro and another solid start from Hiroki as the Yanks win 6-4.
Yanks look for the improbable sweep tonight. Improbable because winning both games of a double header never seems to happen to your team (it can happen to the Red Sox or even the Mets like it did yesterday), unlikely because Phil Hughes is pitching, and unfathomable because it’s hard to imagine us being out-kvetched in our house.
[Photo Credit: Joel Zimmer]