What’s the old saying? Baseball is designed to break your heart.
Well that played out this afternoon. The Yanks paid tribute to Mariano Rivera before the game in a ceremony that had all the subtlety of a buffet on a cruise ship. And then there was the game. Andy Pettitte was beautiful. Gave up two hits and left in the 7th inning with a man on second and the game tied, 1-1. David Robertson let the run score and then Mariano got the last two outs.
Which set it all up nicely for a happy ending. Alex Rodriguez singled to start the 8th and moved to third on Robinson Cano’s double. Second and third, no out. And wouldn’t you know it but they didn’t score. Didn’t score, man.
Mo didn’t allow a run in the 9th but Sergio Romo retired the Yanks 1-2-3 and that was that.
No dice. Giants 2, Yanks 1.
And that’s baseball, Suzyn.
[Photo Credit: Joel Zimmer]