The Yankees left 21 runners on base, their most in a game since July 20, 1998 when they left 22 on in a 17-inning game.
“We won the game, thatâ€™s all that matters,” Joe Girardi said. “We got enough.”
Robinson Cano is 18 of 54 (.333) this month and is up to .256 for the season. He took BP off of his father in the Domincan during the break and watched video every day. “I tried to relax and I couldn’t,” he said. “I know I need to get going.”
The Mariano Rivera weirdness continues. He has entered a tie game seven times this season and given up one run on five occasions.
Today was the first win for David Robertson.
Johnny Damon took BP before the game today and looked pretty good. He’s eligible to come off the disabled list tomorrow. So it made sense to inquire about Damon’s status.
Here’s what Joe Girardi said: “Obviously weâ€™ll continue to talk. Heâ€™s eligible tomorrow. Weâ€™ll see how he feels tomorrow. Weâ€™ll have to make some decisions. I need to talk to Cash about it tonight.”
Asked for some more info, Girardi again claimed that no decision had been made.
Here’s what Johnny Damon said five minutes later: “I want to play. It’s in their court. There’s nothing I can do or say. It’s not up to me. They mentioned to me that I wasn’t playing tomorrow.”
Damon will start throwing tomorrow and hopes to be activated on Monday or Tuesday. He doesn’t want to go on a rehab assignment.
As to why Girardi said what he said, draw your own conclusions. It makes no sense to me to be misleading about something like that.