About Last Night: Rain (Just Some Notes Here)
by Paul Semendinger
July 2, 2022
I was disappointed last night that Brendan Burke wasn't able to call his first Yankees game on the radio, but he now has two games to call today. Go Brendan!
I love reading and with the long weekend, I picked up Jack Schaefer's old classic Monte Walsh. Schaefer also wrote Shane which is my favorite western of all-time. I'm about 40% through Monte Walsh and enjoying it greatly. It's so good, it might surpass Shane.
I have loved so many books over the years that I'd never be able to list all my favorites. My first thought, always, when thinking of baseball books, though is Ball Four. In my quest to read every single Peanuts comic in order, I'm almost through 1976. I'm getting there.
The Yankees are 12-5 so far in the twenty game stretch without a day off. Does last night count as a day off? I would think not. Going into work, getting dressed, getting ready, and all of that doesn't much feel like a day off.
The Yankees' "Run Differential" this year is +150. The have scored 384 runs and allowed just 234. Amazing.
The Yankees are 21-4 in series openers this year. I hope they make it 22-4 after the noon game and then win the nightcap for good measure. The Yankees are 3-0 vs Cleveland this year. The Yankees have a winning record against every single team they have played this year except for the Houston Astros.
The last Yankee to hit an inside-the-park homer was Aaron Hicks, all the way back in 2018.
The Yankees have used 38 different players this year. For fun try to list them all. If you try, let us know in the comments how many you came up with.
On the site today we'll have Lincoln Mitchell's next installment of his 100 Most Influential Players at 10:00, then the Game Threads and the Quick Hits for each game. Let's hope we spend the day discussing how great the Yankees are doing.
Let's Go Yankees!