Okay, so that hit probably would have been ruled an error on Uribe in any other ballpark and on any other occasion, but I’m so glad it wasn’t. I choked up when Jeet stood on first base, looking down at his shoes with the crowd cheering like crazy. When he finally took off his cap and acknowledged the fans it was vintage Derek. He really doesn’t like to make himself the story but the truth is, his quest to break Gehrig’s record gave the game a playoff type atmosphere it wouldn’t have had otherwise. Mostly, it was just the usual mediocre effort by the Yanks, who looked listless against yet another pitcher that was vulnerable and should have been chased.
Rumor has it that Pettitte has a shoulder problem. If so, why is he out there? Is he injured or is his confidence shot or has he just gone to seed? I love the guy, but I’m wondering if he should hang it up after the season. I’m really hoping he’ll pull it together and grind out a win for the finale at the Stadium on Sunday night. He’s been our big game pitcher for so long. Come on, Andy. Give us a performance we’ll always remember (in a good way).