Well, sometimes you win. Sometimes you give up 6 earned runs in a couple innings.
I'm certain there will be angst in NY today, with Joe Girardi's decision to go with Burnett on short rest not panning out a day after it worked pretty well with CC Sabathia. Last night the Phillies smacked Yankee pitching around and won 8-6.
So the thinking goes, I think, like so: The Yankees were probably gonna lose to Cliff Lee anyway. Had Girardi let Burnett rest and started Gaudin, then Burnett woulda been rested and shut down the Phillies in game 6 for the WS title. Now Joe's looking at starting Andy Pettitte in game 6 on short rest and Andy's no spring chicken.
It's kinda nice, thinking of Yankee fans experiencing angst.
But I'll tell you what, the Yankee bats just look too scary, and I thought the Phillies and Ryan Madsen were pretty lucky in the 9th.
Wednesday it'll be crafty veteran and old man judo-flipper Pedro Martinez for the Phils.
Until he gets off the mound, I hate to say it but I'm pulling for the Yanks.
Last thing - Chase Utley. There ain't no bigger place to state your case for superstardom and future HOF consideration than right here. He's 6'1" and a hundred and ninety pounds and smacking World Series homers like they're nothin'. Man oh maaaan.
And another last thing - this is a shot of the moon over Lake Michigan out my office window last night. I'm one who believes weird stuff happens during a full moon. Probably AJ Burnett does now too.