The offensive explosion allowed the Yankees to clear their bench, giving everyone a shot at the dish with plenty to consume. The light-hitting Ramiro Pena got himself a hit and RBI and even Franciso Cervelli — known far more prominently for his glove work rather than his bat — ended up with an eye-popping 3-for-5 day with two runs scored and an RBI of his own. The dominance was en masse, huge for the Yankees coming out of off the brutal series in Boston and the loss to the Mets on Saturday. If absolutely crushing one of the greatest left handed pitchers of all time — in his home town if not in his home park — isn't enough to re-infuse confidence into a struggling lineup, than said lineup lacks a heartbeat for the game.
Perhaps the only drawback for the Yankees on Sunday was that they didn't get a shot at the spastic K-Rod, as the Mets had no use for their closer in the 15-0 loss. One can assume this factor won't force the Yankees to lose much sleep. K-Rod, in referencing Bruney's statement that it is embarrassing to watch Rodriguez's antics on the field said, "He better keep his mouth shut and do his job and not worry about somebody else. If it came out from somebody big, I might pay attention to it. But somebody like that, it doesn't bother me."
Funny thing is, that's exactly what the Yankees did. Sure, some words were exchanged pre-game, but when it came time to settle their differences on the field the Bombers didn't make like Brad Penny and throw at anyone, and they didn't squawk like K-Rod and have a seizure on the mound. They simply proved that they are the severely superior team, owning the Mets' best pitcher, shutting out their vaunted offense in the band-box that is the new Yankee Stadium, and thoroughly beating the hell out of K-Rod's team in the much more affective metaphorical fashion. And they did it with the class and the dignity that befits the Yankee way. Hopefully Joba Chamberlain can derive the same lesson from this display that K-Rod had to learn the hard way, caged up in a 'pen where — judging from his on the field antics — he looks like he belongs.