Was it a great win?
It was a necessary one that is for sure, as there might have a riot if the Yankees lost another game.
To no surprise the team got their legs back due to Alex Rodriguez. A-rod finally hit not one, but two bombs in the fourth and sixth innings respectively.
While, the struggling Jorge Posada came up big with two hits, even as the tacky Rays stadium brass blasted John Forgery’s “Centerfield”…Oh put me in Coach, I’m ready to play, today.
That was really classy.
Still, the most impressive player in pinstripes award on Tuesday night goes to relief pitcher David Robertson.
Robertson was summoned in the bottom of the sixth inning, replacing starter Ivan Nova on the bump who had loaded the bases and with just one out. Not an ideal situation, and talk about the pressure weighing on the 26-year-old. It made it almost to hard to watch.
What was so arousing was the Joba-esque fist pump and ‘YEAAAA’ by Robertson after he fanned the two Rays like it was the playoffs. Very appropriate because for the Yankees it kind-of was.
Still, what the 2011 Yankees seem to be missing is the fight to win.
The two games prior to the Tuesday’s win, the Yankees lost 5-7 to the Red Sox on Sunday night and followed with a 5-6 loss on Monday to Tampa.
If you watched these two games they looked uninspired the moment they were ahead and their opponents capitalized on it. Remember the way we used to watch the Yankees do in 2009 and 2010.
Please, don’t fool yourself into thinking that the Yankees are back on track because they have to land in the ‘W’ column about 70+ more times to be in contention for October baseball.
Just imagine heading into this weekends Subway Series with a worse record than the Mets?
Well, that can’t happen anymore and that is looking way to far ahead, as the Yankees have to take it one game at a time.
Hey nothing like a good kick in the rear to get things going again and that they certainly got.
Let’s hope this 1-0 win streak continues…
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