What a night for CC. And seeing him field the bunt by Torii Hunter was a treat. A man that big and strong that moves that well? Fortunately the Giants are set at defensive end. What a great stretch by Teixera to complete the play. There were two debatable calls in a short span between that and the ARod collision with Mathis where Mathis didn’t actually apply the tag. I don’t have a problem with the call on the play at the plate. That’s a tough call for McClelland on what is inarguably the most exciting play in baseball. I’m glad neither guy got seriously hurt (though I bet they both feel it today) and ARod should not have been running, the throw had him plainly beat, blah blah. The call at first, which the ump got right, was even tougher to see in real time. Well done, Laz Diaz. Listening to Tim McCarver sputter, ignore what millions of viewers could plainly see, backtrack and justify was more awkward than listening to Ronan Tynan sing at the Harmonie Club. But that’s enough time spent on a short window of a game that belonged to CC. That little exchange between McClelland and Girardi regarding the AAA guy that closed last night was a nugget of pure, joyous humor.
ARod said later that he should not have tried to score on the collision play. I hope he doesn’t dwell on that for more than five seconds. The Yankees have scored 19 runs in four games in the post season. ARod has driven in seven of them.
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