The Mets took a 2-0 lead in the 1st last night, and I was thinking, oh, here we go, "Bad A.J." again.
Fortunately, A.J. Burnett settled down, and, to paraphrase a song...
My Yankees hit the ball from the yard. They're my team, and they're better than yours. Damn right, they're better than yours. They could teach you, but they'd have to charge.
Unless, of course, they ARE your team -- and, since you're reading this, they probably are. I just like saying that. (No, I don't know what team Kelis roots for, or even if she likes baseball. She is from New York, but, considering the song in question is called "Milkshake," she might lean toward the Mets and their Shake Shack.)
Here's the roll of the not one, not two, not three, but four home runs the Yankees hit last night:
Russell Martin hit his 8th home run of the season, 62nd of his career, in the 2nd.
Mark Teixeira hit his 12th home run of the season, 287th of his career, in the 3rd.
Curtis Granderson hit his 16th home run of the season, 141st of his career, in the 6th.
Alex Rodriguez hit his 9th home run of the season, 622nd of his career, also in the 6th.
Final: Yankees 7, Other Team 3. WP: Burnett (5-3). LP: Chris Capuano (3-5), who gave up all 4 Yankee dingers.
The series wraps up this afternoon, Ivan Nova vs. Mike Pelfrey.
Oh, by the way, the Yankees are back in first place. Amazingly, the Red Sox, after their 0-8 start, caught up to the Rays (who had a 1-8 start) yesterday before losing last night. The Yanks and Rays are now tied, but the Yanks lead by 1 game in the loss column. The Sox are half a game (1) back, the Blue Jays (who come to town tomorrow) 1 1/2 (2), and the Orioles 4 (4).
NY Yankees 24 20 -
Tampa Bay 25 21 -
Boston 24 21 0.5
Toronto 23 22 1.5
Baltimore 20 24 4.0
Jeter 2973 27
Rivera 572 30
A-Rod 622 141
Magic Number 118 (to eliminate Rays, 117 for Scum, 116 for Jays, 115 for O's)