You know, some nights, we're watching the highlights, and we see the Nationals or the Pirates win in a walk-off, and we think: "Good for their fans...they could use a little joy in their otherwise miserable existence."
Tonight, someone's thinking that of us. (Please stop us before we start singing "Somewhere Out There" from An American Tail.)
You know what? We'll take a win like tonight's 2-1 win over the Bronx Bombers any time. It's a walk off win over the Yankees. It brings us back to .500. And it snaps a five game losing streak.
Speaking of .500
A.J. Burnett has pitched his ass off since coming off the DL. A.J. has gone at least seven innings in all but one start since returning (and he pitched into the seventh that night), and for all of his trouble, he's still 8-7 on the season. Meaning that corpulent turds like the marble-mouthed Jim Kelley on Sportsnet can continue to refer to him as a ".500 pitcher".
Of course, the fact that A.J. dropped his ERA to 3.42 will be likely be lost on an arrogant fart like Kelley.