So this is what an ace looks like. We’d almost forgotten. Through five, the Unit looks for the first time like the pitcher we’d been hoping for, though the heat maybe still isn’t that hot. By all rights this should still be a no-no; alas, Bernie’s outfield wheels are turning ever more slowly.

Meanwhile, Andy Phillips has a big hit and looks solid in the field. We hope Joe eventually finds a regular place for him in the lineup (hint: second base!). And though we know it annoys SF, we can’t help but note just how well our Captain is playing. A sac fly, an rbi double, a terrific play in the hole—not to mention 3 (yes, 3) walks the other night.

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  • Okay, with 2 outs in the 6th the Rangers have their first legit hit (Soriano), but now Sheff has just played a fly out into a triple; last night he gave Soriano a double on a ball that should have been caught.
    The Yankee outfield defense looking especially bad the last couple of days. And no sign of improvement.

    YF April 24, 2005, 2:35 pm
  • And now a homer for Jeets—MVP! MVP! MVP!

    YF April 24, 2005, 2:42 pm
  • And now a homer for Phillips—LET HIM PLAY! LET HIM PLAY! LET HIM PLAY!

    YF April 24, 2005, 3:13 pm

    SF April 24, 2005, 5:45 pm
  • My head almost exploded in joy when I heard Bob Sheppard announce the starting lineup with Andy Philipps starting at first base. Great day for the rookie.

    Clay April 24, 2005, 10:22 pm
  • john massengale April 24, 2005, 11:42 pm
  • I wonder how long it’s going to be before the Yankees trade away Phillips for a bigger name?

    zimmerrolls April 27, 2005, 12:47 am

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