It’s the fifth inning as I write this and the Yankees have nine runs on 11 hits. They had 15 runs in their previous four games.
Obviously the fire-and-brimstone from Big Stein worked. It didn’t hurt that it’s 69 degrees here and Texas has lousy pitching.
Meanwhile, I asked Brian Cashman if he planned to visit Houston on a recruiting trip while he was in Texas. He laughed and said no. Rogers Clemens is not on his agenda at the moment.
“Iâ€™ve had every conversation I could have,â€? Cashman said. â€œThey know where we stand. â€¦ If there’s any way we can influence him, we’ve already done our share of trying to do that. At the end of the day, you have to give him the space to make the decision. We’ll have to wait for it to unravel.â€?