Tanya: The starting pitching in this series has really been fantastic.
Steve: Or the hitting has been really bad!
Steve: Given the way guys like A-Rod and Granderson have looked, I'm inclined to credit the hitters, in a negative sense, more than I am the pitchers. McLouth squared it up, but right at Robbie, and on we go.
Tanya: Can we please win without the drama tonight?
Steve: Girardi looked like the bullpen had put him on hold.
Tanya: Ow, my heart.
Steve: Could Flaherty be the goat?
Tanya: Desperately hope so.
Steve: At least Granderson didn't K there?
Tanya: Small favor. Do you second-guess the lack of a pinch hitter for Granderson there?
Steve: I thought about it, yeah. If only Andruw Jones were still alive.
Tanya: Nix wants a piece of the magic.
Steve: And that chases Patton. Our old friend Ayala.
Tanya: Hope he remembers how badly he fails with inherited runners.
Steve: His Yankees season really was something of an illusion.
Tanya: Does Jeter's foot have a magnet in it?
Steve: They are going to need to replace it with a wheel at this rate. Looked like it went around the plate, but hard to tell from my vantage point.
Tanya: Probably too close to take at that point. Zone is a little bit weird anyway.
Steve: Jeter certainly thought so. These endless periods of stasis are killing me.
Tanya: Reminds me a bit of last night, but I'll take being on the tied side instead of the trailing side.
Steve: I don't think either of these teams can win. They were 9-9 in the regular season, they're going to stay tied in the postseason. This series will never conclude, and the World Series will be cancelled.
Tanya: There's that Future Closer Robertson stuff again.
Steve: He won't be a closer for the Yankees because they'll always sign someone else's closer. Apparently I'm in a cynical mood.