Saturday, July 12, 2008

Yankees win game and lose a legend (Postgame Notes 12 July 2008)

In the words of Monty Python's Flying Circus:

And now for something completely different!

Perhaps it was because Halladay last night was so good that Jesse Litsch looked so hittable, or maybe it was that the Yankees were just that determined to bail out Darrell Rasner after a poor first inning, but whatever the reason, the offense scored as many runs today as they have in the previous four games combined.

Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez, the only two Yankees to have hits last night, each rewarded themselves today with solo home runs and a combined six RBI.

Brett Gardner was not retired today, had 3 RBI himself and had his best game of his career so far.

The bullpen did not allow a hit in four innings of work.

As you may have heard by now, Bobby Murcer has died. It was announced during the postgame, just after the highlights.

I'm numb. really, numb.

I'm too young to remember Phil Rizzuto in the booth, but Bobby, I remember.

As I said, I'm numb. Too numb to write anything coherent, really.

The Yankees won a game today, but it doesn't feel like one now.

They lost too much more.

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