Eduardo Nunez hit a double and home run in his first two at bats last night. So David Price threw one high and tight to start Nunez’s third at bat. Nunez jerked his arms back and let go of the bat. It popped in the air and fell on the ground.
That amusing moment is all I’ve got from last night’s game. Oh, there’s one more memory. The sight of Phil Hughes sitting in the dought, pulled early again, embarrassed and mad, looking as if he was about to cry. He’s had an awful season and he lost his manager’s confidence. Watching him pitch this last month is like being a student driver with the instructor sitting next to you, their foot inches away from the break.
I felt for him.
The Rays beat the Yanks 8-3. Evan Longoria hit two home runs, giving him nine against the Yanks this year.
It’s official, the Bombers won’t be in the playoffs. Now, all that’s left is to play the next four games like professionals.
That said, it wasn’t a season without some pleasure. And I am looking forward to the playoffs. So long as the 2013 season doesn’t end with a championship in Boston I’m cool with whatever happens.
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