Tanya: Jayson Nix. Can't predict playoff baseball.
Steve: I've always liked him. Good fielder, really poor hitter, especially against same-side arms. This is the best spot for him. Oh, no bunting, guys. You've got no outs. Push your advantage, don't give away outs. Every out spent brings the game closer to its conclusion. If you were only going to live 27 years, you wouldn't bargain your way down to 26, you'd hold on to each one. With white knuckles.
Tanya: I hate bunting. In the third, no less.
Steve: It should be outlawed.
Tanya: I agree. Make it so.
Steve: Great at-bat for Jeter here, regardless of the outcome. Saunders is hardly a dominating pitcher most of the time, but there's something about these soft-tossers that just rocks the Yankees to sleep. Three strikeouts in a row. He might not have done that in his whole career.
Tanya: The Yankees tend to make that kind of stuff happen, it seems.
Steve: And another walk. How many pitches is that for Hughes now?
Steve: Not as bad as I thought.
Tanya: Flyballer putting guys on ahead of people with ridiculous power. How long can he keep that up without damage?
Steve: This offer available for a limited time only, Tanya.
Tanya: I don't doubt it.
Steve: Especially with Ryan Flaherty at the plate. That was a little irony there. Maybe it wasn't irony.
Tanya: How does he do it?
Steve: A strikeout of the kid. At this point, Hughes is going to steal David Robertson's Houdini rep.
Tanya: This is the kind of outing where I hope he gets pulled before it's one batter too late.
Steve: Maybe he'll just sort of bumble his way through a complete game shutout.