Perhaps it is not worthy of a bloody sock story, but it was certainly a bloody brilliant story. Alex hit two home runs in the seventh inning on a gimpy leg, the first multi-homer inning for a Bomber since Cliff Johnson in 1977. He tied Mel Ott with his first dinger, and tied Ernie Banks and Eddie Mathews on his second home run for those keeping track on the career list. Alex is
33 32 years old. He got sent for an MRI as he was limping into pre-game warmups after being fallen upon by Beltre last night. According to Brian Cashman, Dr. Rodriguez related through the GM regarding his pre-game scope, "I think he probably thinks it’s a waste of time. He self-diagnosed that he is fine."
There is no doubt he will command a King’s salary, or some may say ransom, next year. The pressing question is should the Yankees pay the man? He’s only one of the best, if not best, baseball player of his generation, but he will cost. Did I mention he is
33 32 years old and is (currently) keeping company with Ott, Banks, and Mathews?
Oh, Phil Franchise had a solid, quality start, Joba hasn’t allowed a run in 12.1 since joining the staff and recorded his first win while working a perfect inning; Ramirez
and Mo were was perfection as well in facing three batters each. Interesting times.
Sorry for the errors..thanks for the corrections all
Ichiro got jobbed by the umps, who were thoroughly unimpressive all the way around.