Shelley Duncan got into the game and was 1 for 2 with another home run. He is 7 of 11 with two homers and nine RBI this season. Alas, the Yankees lost 7-5.
“He’s taking advantage of every opportunity,” Joe Girardi said. “He’s done all you can ask a man to do.”
Ian Kennedy and Joba Chamberlain were philosophical about their rough outings. “It was bound to happen and it’s going to happen again,” Chamberlain said. “This game is about failure.”
Good guy Johnny Damon gathered up some players (including Kennedy) to visit the VA Hospital in Tampa after the game.
Meanwhile, Girardi opened a care package from Mike’s Deli on Arthur Ave. in the Bronx. There were about a dozen sandwiches, some cheeses and some salami. It looked delicious.
The manager was nice enough to invite us to partake but we had to get back upstairs and get to work.
If you’ve never been to Arthur Ave., make it a point to go. Little Italy in the Bronx has a bunch of terrific places to eat and it’s a short trip from the Stadium.