They would like to see more consistency with the sinker. But Girardi and Dave Eiland felt he pitched better than the numbers indicate. Beyond that, you can’t just keep changing the rotation. This is actual baseball, not fantasy baseball.
“I can do better,” Wang said. “But throwing 70 pitches (actually 69) was good.”
Teixeira laughed about his three-run double in the fifth inning that rolled around like a marble on a glass table. “That’s for all the times you hit a ball to the warning track or a line drive right at somebody,” he said.
I’d like to tell you what Melky Cabrera had to say. But the Yankees had team advisor Ray Negron translating and much of what he said was, shall we say, dramatically enhanced. The general message was that Melky is happy that Joe Girardi has confidence in him.
That’s 17 of 22 for the Yankees and wins in seven of the last eight series.
A few other notes for you: Dave Robertson is 5-0 in his career with two one-pitch wins. … Xavier Nady threw again today in Tampa and took BP. … Cody Ransom will play for Scranton tonight. … Today was the 19th time the Yankees have come from behind to win.
Here’s Joe Girardi’s postgame:
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