~~ Yankees 6, Blue Jays 4 ~~
When Bartolo left the game the Blue Jays were ahead by one. That is why he doesn’t get the win, even thought the Yankees ended up winning the game.
This was an unusual game. With Teixeira out because he got hit by a pitch Thursday, Nick Swisher was first baseman, Andruw Jones was in right field. He did fantastic yesterday, he jumped and snagged a fly ball by Jose, I felt so bad for Jose (not really). And Francisco Cervelli hit a home run. The only thing not unusual about that was instead of being in my seat watching the game, I was in line getting food.
After the 4th or 5th inning we went to the Mohegan Sun Sports Bar. I had never been in there before, if you get a seat by the window, you can look out right over center field. You almost get the feeling you are sitting in center field. Of course there is glass so you can’t yell at the players like you can when you are in the bleachers and photography is not allowed. I kind of wanted to take a picture of the sign that said that. Gary ordered spring rolls, which were kind of like cheesesteak in spring roll wrappers, little bits of steak and cheese. I really wanted jalapeño poppers, but compromised, next time I said. Gary said sure, for the post season. Yeah right, like he’s going to bring me to a post season game. Hasn’t happened yet.
Bottom of the seventh the Blue Jays are still ahead, two men on, two outs and Cano comes up to bat. At the full count I looked at B and said, “Robbie’s going to do it, he’s going to hit a home run.” I was wrong, no home run, but the two runs scored put the Yankees a run ahead and Swisher’s single brought Robbie home.
Dave Robertson came in for the eight and ninth innings. Considering that Mo had pitched in 4 of the last 5 games he was due a rest, not only that, I think Joe wanted to see if Dave could get 6 outs in a game, just in case he takes over for Mo IF it ever becomes necessary. The 8th inning was 1-2-3, in the 9th Brett Lawrie doubled, and since we know Dave loves the added pressure of the tying run at the plate, ball game over, Yankees win.
When you leave Mohegan Sun the stairs are right there and they go right outside, kind of like your own private gate and on this day they were giving away Turkey Hill Mint Ice cream with oreo cookies. So I continued stuffing my face.
~~ Questo è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ Saturday, September 3, 2011 😛