Back in 2012, while the Giants' anemic offense was limping towards a World Series championship, one of their announcers would end every broadcast by saying something along the lines of "excruciating." I can't find it exactly, so maybe a brilliant reader will remember what I'm talking about and back me up.
The point is, that's what I think about as the Yankees grind out these late comebacks and extra innings wins and losses.
It's thrilling baseball. It's must-see. But it's exhausting.
How about some early runs tonight for David Phelps? How about an early shower for Lance Lynn?
Maybe the Yankees would do that for me, as a change of pace.
Go Yankees. Go baseball.
|NEW YORK YANKEES||ST. LOUIS CARDINALS|
|Brett Gardner - LF||Matt Carpenter - 3B|
|Derek Jeter - SS||Kolten Wong - 2B|
|Jacoby Ellsbury - CF||Matt Holliday - LF|
|Brian McCann - C||Matt Adams - 1B|
|Yangervis Solarte - 3B||Yadier Molina - C|
|Alfonso Soriano - RF||Allen Craig - RF|
|Brian Roberts - 2B||Jhonny Peralta - SS|
|Kelly Johnson - 1B||Jon Jay - CF|
|David Phelps - RHP||Lance Lynn - RHP|