(Writing this to the sounds of The Police, who will be playing Fenway this summer. I’ll see them at the Garden. I can’t believe Andy Summers is 64 by the way. How can that be true? In other 80s music news, Squeeze is touring this summer and I’ll be seeing them as well. This just in: I’m old.)
There is a definitely a sense of anticipation around Fenway Park today. Curt Schilling and Mike Mussina are not vengeful by any stretch, so perhaps it will be calm. But if 38pitches.com knocks down the wrong guy, say Jorge Posada, it’ll get ugly.
The C and C Boys are hot. Robinson Cano is 6 of 8 with three RBI and four extra-base hits. Melky Cabrera is 4 of 7 with two RBI. I know it’s a miniscule sample. But confidence plays a huge role for young guys and these two, especially Cano, are key to whatever comeback the Yankees have in them. Beyond the starting pitching, of course.
Yankees last two games: 25 of 73, 19 runs, 10 extras, 11 walks. Is this is a tease or a gathering storm?
The Captain is scuffling (5 of 29, 0 RBI) is scuffling a bit in his last seven games.
Krazy Kyle Farnsworth has actually pitched pretty well against the Red Sox while in pinstripes: 13 innings, 11 hits, 7 walks, 15 whiffs.
I fully understand Doug Mientkiewicz can’t hit. They give us the stats. But Josh Phelps is a butcher out there. It’s a mystery why he was in the lineup with Chien-Ming Wang on the mound. Unless they come up with another first baseman, throw Minky out there and live with the lack of offense.
A friend called me last night to rehash the game. This was her best line: “I hate that Kevin Youkilis and his giant bald head.”