All good news emanating from the Stadium today. Joe Torre notched his 1700th win (will he stay around for 2000?), Jorge may return this weekend, Bernie finally broke out (three hits including a homer), Lieber bounced back from a poor outing—all that and a win against the AL West division leaders.
This also seems a good time to acknowledge the contribution of Ruben Sierra, who homered again today. Last year it was Raul Mondesi holding things together for the Pinstripers during a dicey early season stretch. By the end of the year he was long gone and largely forgotten. We don’t know how long Sierra will be around this season, but whether he stays or goes, and whatever happens to his playing time, if the Yankees are in the running at the end of this season Sierra’s bat over the first month will be one of the reasons.