A four-run lead, even with 8 innings left to play, felt pretty good with Joba on the mound. It’s a shame that erratic Joba showed up, in a game that was very winnable. I gave up at 10-5 — as good as the Yankees have been at coming from behind this year, five runs seemed like a pretty tall order.
Little did I know they’d come awfully close in the bottom of the 9th. It’s probably a good thing I wasn’t watching at that point, because if I had seen Nick Swisher squaring up to bunt with no outs and two on in the 9th down by one I probably would’ve chucked my remote through my television set.