The Yankees jumped back into the game as quickly as they had slipped out of it. But their ninth-inning rally fell short and everyone headed home.
“It’s a day game tomorrow,” said my friend Javier outside the players’ gate. “We all gotta sleep fast.”
A day game after a night game feels better following a loss.
“We’ll forget about this after a win,” Javier said. “Joba is starting and the guys will keep swinging the hot bats.”
Javier smiled and said:
“I’ll be ready to go on short rest, too.”