Yes, I’m home. I called in and had to take a day. The shoulder was killing me and I didn’t feel too well. I know you probably aren’t buying it. True, though. I spent the afternoon half asleep with an ice pack on the shoulder.
So I did catch the Yanks clinching the division and best record in the AL with win #100 today.
The Yanks join the Thunderbirds
as being Fabulous.
Boston got runs in the first and third off Pettitte, but Andy gave 6 IP of 2-run ball and the bullpen shut down Boston in the Yanks 4-2 win. For Pettitte, it’s win #14 of the season and #229 of his career, tying Sam Jones, Luis Tiant and Will White on the all-time list.
Bruney pitched 1 2/3 scoreless and Coke came in for one batter, whiffing the Big Popup.
Then Mo in the 9th. He gave up a hit and another runner reached on an error by Cano, but Mo locked her down. Save 44 of 46 this year and # 526 of his career is the one that gives the Yanks the 2009 AL East title. ERA drops to 1.82.
The comeback from down 0-2 started with a solo HR by Melky in the third, #13. Matsui got a 2-run single in the sixth to give the Yanks the lead and Matsui a 90 RBI season. Teixeira got a “cheapie” HR in the 8th for insurance. #38 for Teix puts him one behind injured league-leader Carlos Pena. His 120th RBI.
Some huge falls in college football. 10 spots or more. Ole Miss 4 to 21. PSU 5 to 15. Cal 6 to 24.
Is it me, or isn’t it ironic that Roman Polanski gets picked up in Switzerland for that gross misdeed he did in 1977 the very same week in which ex-Manson follower Susan Atkins (who was one of the butchers of Polanski’s ex-wife, Sharon Tate) dies.
Danged Steelers. Lose another in the end.