Some games don’t need a whole lot of analysis. This was one of them. When Roy Halladay is that good, nobody is beating him.
â€œYou could have thrown an all-star team out there out there today and they wouldnâ€™t have done much,â€ Derek Jeter said.
â€œTonight was domination,â€ Alex Rodriguez said. â€œWe werenâ€™t even close.â€
Halladay is 11-6 with a 2.71 ERA and seven complete games. No other pitcher in baseball has more than three. If he doesn’t start the All-Star Game, Terry Francona has some explaining to do.
A few notes: The Rays have lost five straight and the Yankees have picked up only 2.5 games in the standings. Halladay aside, it’s hard to let those opportunities go to waste. … Joba Chamberlain has a 2.81 ERA as a starter and tonight struck out nine without a walk. That he has one victory in eight starts is meaningless given how often the Yankees struggle to score runs. If he stays healthy, Joba is going to be a monster. … I have no idea whether Richie Sexson will hit again. But he’d be a far, far better glove late in games than Wilson Betemit. … Thanks for reading tonight. Back with more tomorrow.