One More To Go

Some of the questions I asked yesterday have been answered.

Andy Pettitte looked really good in his 7 innings tonight, and he finished stronger than he started. You can’t make too much of one start, but that was a very good sign for the Yankees’ October hopes. Mariano Rivera looks like Mariano Rivera again. All those broken bats last night and Mauer’s hit tonight was basically a blooper to left. Kerry Wood certainly made me feel better tonight than he did last night, but I still am not sure about him and we don’t know about the Twins and the running game.

And how about Curtis Granderson? This guy is clearly reinvigorated since he met with Kevin Long and he has become the player the Yankees thought he would be when they traded for him. Kudos also to Lance Berkman for a nice game.

And now the Yankees head home with a 2-0 lead. I still think the Twins have some fight in them, but it is very comforting to know that if they do pull out Game 3, they will have to get beat CC Sabathia, who is 18-4 with a 3.08 ERA in his career at the new place, to return home.

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Permit me a few non-Yankee notes.

I guess Roy Halladay really wanted to get into the postseason. That was a pretty cool moment. But, please don’t compare it to Don Larsen’s game. First of all, Larsen didn’t allow a baserunner. Second, Larsen did it in the World Series.

I said it months ago, and I will say it again, the Phillies made an ENORMOUS mistake trading Cliff Lee before the season. Can you imagine how every team in the league would feel if the Phillies had Halladay and Lee still?

Is there anyone who expected the Rangers to have a 2-0 lead over the Rays?

See you Friday!