Joe Girardi says the same thing every day:
“We have to find a way to win.”
The Yankees have found their way through injuries and suspensions and endless road trips and cold days and rainy nights.
“We have to take it (a 14-13 record, one game out of first place) because that’s where we are,” Girardi said after last night’s win in Cleveland. “I’m happy with the effort, but I think we can play better.”
The hitters did have some better luck and scored four runs in the sixth inning with just one ball getting out of the infield.
“We took some big swings and got some soft rolls,” said Mike Mussina, who picked up his 253rd career victory. “The breaks went our way and we’ll take it.”
Morgan Ensberg had a slightly different view:
“We’ve tried hitting the ball hard,” he said. “But that doesn’t seem to work. Robbie (Cano) knows it and Jason (Giambi) knows it, too. I guess we need to start dribbling balls and rolling balls over. That’s how we got our runs tonight.”
“I think of that as: Justice.”