Settling the Scores: Tuesday’s results


Sorry this is late and sorry it’s not a full set of recaps. Such things happen, however, when there’s a death in the family, and as a wise person who lurks here said a bit ago, Yogi Berra was everyone’s baseball grandpa. I wrote about him a little bit ago. We’ll likely write more about him as the day goes on.

In the meantime, the last Yankees game to happen before we all learned of Berra’s ascension to Valhalla was a triumph, with the youngest and newest Yankees star — Greg Bird — hitting a three-run homer in the 10th inning to lift the Yankees to a 6-4 victory over the Blue Jays.

And it really was a lift. Andrew Miller, who had been close to perfect in save situations this year despite what ignoramuses think about him, coughed up a one-run lead in the ninth. This, coming a day after a defeat to the Jays, after weeks of mounting injuries and after a sense that the Yankees’ hopes of winning the division would end before the raucous thousands in Rogers Centre, show that the Yankees are a Rasputin of a team. Or a cockroach if you don’t care for them, I guess. They seemingly can’t be killed even though they have had every excuse to roll over and prepare themselves for a wild card game.

Maybe this year that’ll give Joe Girardi some real consideration for the Manager of the Year Award for which he is almost always given short shrift? Hahaha, who am I kidding? Girardi will never get the kind of credit he deserves for keeping the Yankees competitive despite his roster looking like an ICU ward. Sometimes I make myself laugh out loud.

The rest of the scores below. The box scores are here.

Yankees 6, Blue Jays 4
Braves 6, Mets 2
Tigers 2, White Sox 1
Rays 5, Red Sox 2
Phillies 6, Marlins 2
Cubs 4, Brewers 0
Mariners 11, Royals 2
Cardinals 3, Reds 1
Twins 3, Indians 1
Pirates 6, Rockies 3
Angels 4, Astros 3
Diamondbacks 8, Dodgers 0
Rangers 8, A’s 6
Giants 4, Padres 2
Orioles 4, Nationals 1