Find my way up north, find out what I’m worth.
Try and understand, just how big I am.
- North, by Jerry Joseph
After sweeping the lowly Orioles and taking three of four against the last-place Indians, the Yankees are back on the road to begin a three-game series against the surprisingly good Blue Jays. It will be season’s first meeting between these two teams, and the standings suggest it will be the Yankees toughest series of a relatively easy two-and-a-half week stint.
Last night the Yankees used a strong start from CC Sabathia to finish off Baltimore. Alex Rodriguez and Brett Gardner went deep, and Robinson Cano stayed hot with an RBI double.
Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera closed out the win, good for Rivera’s 12th save and Chamberlain’s second straight scoreless outing. The notebook also has items on Gardner and Francisco Cervelli.
Of course, the imperfect perfect game in Detroit remains a hot topic of discussion and the Yankees seem a little split on whether the first-base call should be reversed. My own opinion: Let it stand. What’s done is done, and baseball has a good memory for this sort of thing. It may very well go down as the most famous perfect game since Don Larsen’s, despite what the box score says.
I’m about to catch my flight to Canada. Sweeny Murti is here with me, which seems to always be the case. If you’re curious, Sweeny went with oatmeal. I chose a bagel. That’s the kind of hard-hitting news we love here at the LoHud Yankees Blog!
I’ll check in again from Toronto. Take care of America while I’m gone.