OK, Frank Francisco, you got the save – but no boasting.
After working the New York tabloids into a frenzy by saying, “I can’t wait to face those chickens. … I want to strike out the side against them. I’ve done it before.”
Well, he struck out Curtis Granderson, but allowed a walk and a single – and was lucky Andres Torres made a nice play – to get a save.
Everyone knows the Yankees aren’t chickens. They’re evil. There’s a difference.
Thank goodness for a 5-run first inning and some nice pitching by Jonathon Niese before the predictable bullpen issues.
Nevertheless, we get to hoist the Flag of Victory to celebrate a 6-4 win.