Some sites give you their immediate takes on just-completed games. I believe in taking a moment (or full night) to compose my thoughts.
The New York Yankees last night won the rubber game of their first series with the Pujolsian Edition of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. None of the games were particularly great, nor is there much to extrapolate based on the performances we saw (although it was a relief for the Yanks to get a great outing out of Hiroki Kuroda in the opener). Some notes on the Jackie Robinson Day finale:
Robinson Cano was named after Jackie Robinson. On April 15, 2010, he blasted a pair of bombs in a memorable tribute. This year, he was more subdued in his excellence. With a single, double, two walks and three runs scored, he provided yet another notice that he has assumed Jackie’s role as the best second baseman in the game today.
His counterpart, Howie Kendrick, isn’t all that shabby himself. After getting the opener off, he went 3/5 in each of the two games he...