Javy Vazquez pitched like an ace tonight, throwing one bad pitch and getting into (and out of) one jam. But with the Yankees offense stymied, not counting Grandy’s homer (are we convinced he can hit lefties now?), we needed a break and got it thanks to Tejada.
If it weren’t for his error, I guess we could be in extra innings as I type this. But Joba came in and threw gas the way he’s supposed to and Mo took care of business the way he always does, and the series against the O’s started off with a W.
Naturally, there was another injury. Tex has a bruised foot. X-rays were negative, but isn’t that what they said about Jorge, who wound up with a fracture when the pain didn’t go away? What is it with all this fouling balls off feet?
(No, that’s not Tex’s foot. I doubt he has pedicures.) Maybe it’s time the players wore protective batting shoes, the way they wear protective batting helmets.
Sure, it would make running the bases a little cumbersome, but something’s gotta give.