Wednesday, August 31, 2016
YANKEES MEAN BUSINESS!
They needed to win this game against the Royals tonight and it felt like a major playoff game. Going into extra innings again, it was intense, so much so that my kid stayed up for the whole thing again, and my wife is going to kill me tomorrow because he's going to be tired, irritated and spent and believe me... it will be my fault.
But it shouldn't be, it should be the Yankees fault, and that's a good thing to get in trouble about... that's because the Yankees are doing big things right now, and no one expected it. They are beating good teams... they need to keep beating them!
The Yanks won 5-4 tonight. Luis Cessa wasn't great but kept our boys in the game, and the Yankee pen, who are pretty much all new faces at this point, did tremendous. All of them doing their job, bridging to Dellin Betances. Ben Heller got the win. It was beautiful.
Starlin Castro was 3-3 and had a big night. And the go ahead run came when Brian McCann hit a sac fly to the outfield for a tag-up and run scored. After that, Dellin did his thing!
And now, if you look at the Wild Card race, the Yankees are suddenly 2.5 back. And at this moment, it's August 31st with a big series about to happen against the Orioles. We need to keep this going.
Big win... Go Yanks!
Final: Yankees 5 - Royals 4