I thought it actually looked pretty nice on TV. I was expecting it to be a bit strange in the Olympic Stadium, but it seemed to work. Had some nice weather for it too, it’s been a horrific summer so far, but the last 2-3 days have been the best we’ve had this year.Yankees vs Bosox at London Olympic Stadium for the very first time produced the wildest game possible to introduce American baseball to the home country of cricket. The Yankees won a slugfest 17-13 that featured all 30 runs scored in the first seven innings. The “visiting” Yanks scored six in the top of the first but finished the inning only tied. Both starters (Porcello and Tanaka) failed to finish the opening inning. Much was made of the short center field (380 feet) dimensions but only two of the six dingers were aimed there and short enough to be catchable in either Fenway or Yankee Stadium. The Yankees finished their scoring in the fifth to take a commanding 17-6 lead and then hung on the next four innings to walk with the win.
The two-game series concludes this morning but the Yankees will be without slugger Luke Voit, who left the game with yet another injury for the Pinstripes. He is to be evaluated for his left abdominal strain after going 4 for 4 in the win.
Just a shame it’s on the day when England play India in the Cricket World Cup. Top 2 sides in the World and an incredible game, with England winning, probably took a bit of attention off the baseball.