I’m not entirely sure we deserved to win this game, but I’ll take it. I know that’s a horribly pessimistic viewpoint to take, but this season, the Yankees have inspired it in me. It’s always tense playing division rivals, especially a team you’re fighting with to stay out of 4th place and to stay above .500, but everything else that’s seemingly gone wrong this season has merely intensified that tenseness, if that’s a real word. Thankfully Baltimore lost, so we gained a game on them, if on no one else.
Shane Greene pitched very well for us, but unfortunately due to a not-at-all-surprising lack of offense, only got a ND for his troubles, instead of a win. His final line was 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K. I’ll take that from everyone in the rotation each game and twice on Sunday. Dellin Betances got the win, as he was still the pitcher of record when we broke the tie in the top of the 9th. He also lowered his ERA to a paltry 1.50. David Robertson picked up his 32nd save of the year, facing the bare minimum of three batters.
The only reason we won the game was because of Derek Jeter. How many times has that sentence been uttered in the last two decades? His single in the 9th scored Brett Gardner, who’d reached base on a single and an error. Mark Teixeira went 2-4, and Martin Prado, who went 1-3 with 2 RBI was responsible for the other two runs we scored….and that’s it as far as offense goes. Hopefully tomorrow’s game won’t be such a snooze.