Ichirio's 7 hits on the day might only have been 3, had Joe Girardi continued to be stubborn. With lefty Ricky Romero on the mound for the Blue Jays in game 2, everyone feared Girardi would continue the insanity of inserting Andruw Jones in the lineup, as he has done all year when a southpaw opposes the Yankees. But Girardi finally did the right thing, and Ichiro ended up driving in the winning run.
Has Girardi learned his lesson? Will he stop consulting his binder as if it were the Holy Bible? Time will tell. In the meantime, Yankee fans can look back with pleasure at a really fun day during the 2012 season.
* I know I'm not the only Yankee fan who was ecstatic after Andy Pettitte's return to the rotation. His outing yesterday was truly a shot in the arm. It appears that, if the Yankees end up in the Death Game (one game playoff), Pettitte is in line to pitch it. I'll sign up for that anytime.
* Are you kidding me, Baltimore Orioles? Back-to-back extra inning wins? That's 15 straight! This is going to go down to the last game of the season, isn't it? I already feel like I aged 5 years this week. I'll be old as Methuselah when all is said and done.