When I posted the lineups earlier today, I excitedly typed “ZOILO!!!!” near the bottom of the page because it was to be Zoilo Almonte‘s first start as a Yankee.
And why was I excited? Maybe it’s because the name Zoilo sounds like it could be the name of a comic book hero who likes to save damsels in distress, or maybe I just wanted to see someone else out there instead of Vernon Wells who has been flailing away at bad pitches and looking terrible at the plate.
Well, my excitement would be rewarded by Almonte who took advantage of his opportunity in the bright lights of the Bronx and finished the night 3-4 with two singles and a home run that landed in the Yankees’ bullpen.
The Yankees played a little small ball tonight and actually got their first four runs on a sac fly, a bunt ground out, a double play and an infield single. Their fifth run was courtesy of Almonte’s home run in the sixth inning which earned him a Yankee Stadium curtain call.…