Quite a few members of the Yankees sporting hangovers, is our guess, and who can blame them after their playoff-clinching extravaganza last night. Joe got emotional. Alex declared NY his home, Moose kicked it with the coaches, Robi & Melky sprayed everything and everyone with champagne. A milestone we bring to attention: last night the Captain scored his 100th run. He’s done that in every season of his career except for the 2003 campaign, when he lost about 30 games to his shoulder injury. In these Sabermetric times we have a tendency to downplay “counting” stats, but this is a pretty amazing feat to accomplish over 12 years.
Who plays tonite? The Yanks face the always difficult Scott Kazmir, and I suspect a mellow Joe will see fit to spare some/most/all of the regulars of that displeasure. If The Franchise wants a win tonight, he’s gonna have to bring it.