The Bronx flashed a smile this morning because our baseball team turned the little things into a big win last night.
The only way to beat a pitcher like Roy Halladay is to make the most of the small stuff because he doesn’t allow much else.
It started in the opening inning when Bobby Abreu scored from first base on Alex Rodriguez’s two-out double.
Melky Cabrera ran down everything in centerfield. Then he went toe-to-toe with Halladay for 10 pitches before taking him just over the wall in right to tie the game in the sixth.
Jason Giambi was sharp in the field scooping throws and snaring liners. And it was his slick base running to stay out of a double play in the seventh that led to the winning run.
Those little things added up because Chien-Ming Wang came up big. He out pitched Halladay through seven innings and then turned it over to Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera who nailed down the win.
That meant big smiles in this little neighborhood.