Yankees 5, Angels 2: “At times we played good baseball. At times we shot ourselves in the foot,” Mike Scioscia said after the game. Someone’s gonna have to point out the good for me, because I missed most of it. Eight errors in the series. Saunders walked five guys last night. Scioscia made baffling move after baffling move. Guerrero getting doubled off first base on that shallow fly ball. Just a lot of ugly baseball from a team that’s alleged to be fundamentally sound.
But like the Phillies over the Dodgers, this is the case of the better team winning, not some default job. It was like old times seeing Pettitte and Rivera taking care of business. It was like an alternate universe seeing A-Rod repeatedly come up strong in the postseason (I love me some CC, but I really think Rodriguez deserved the MVP). Based on how my postseason predictions have gone it’ll make Philly fans happy to hear that I think the Yankees are gonna take this thing, but this time I don’t think even my prognostication will prove poor. Here’s hoping the weather holds up.