— The Yankee line-up last night was really something to watch in action. Everyone seemed to be hitting the snot out of the ball. Even several of the foul balls were scary long, but I like how Joe Torre kept it in perspective.
"We can score some runs," Torre said, "but again, the pitcher has to cooperate. Good pitching always stops hitting." (Ronald Blum, AP)
— The New York Post hasn’t run a cover picture of ARod since the clinch. Lately, Pedro has taken 3 of 7 covers.
— On a play in the third (if I recall correctly) Sheff fielded a hard shot that he didn’t glove it cleanly, but knocked it down and kept it in front of him, making the play unassisted. He really doesn’t look out of place at first base at all.
— The Red Sox set a major-league record last night with their 105th errorless game in a season. Unfortunately, it was their third runless game of the month and eighth of the season.
— Following surgery, Matt Clement will not pitch for several months and is facing a long rehab, but he is fully expected to be able to pitch again.
— Pesky’s pole really is Pesky’s now, and Eric Wilbur doesn’t like it.