Joba has really been everything anyone could have hoped for. He shut out Boston's great offense for 7 innings. He matched Beckett pitch for pitch. If he`s still a rookie than he could be the rookie of the year. When was the last time you could argue that a starter on the Yankees had the best stuff in the league? Joba could very well be the ace of the staff for years to come.
Rivera is still amazing. he`s really earning his contract. Although, the concern was more for the later part of it. The offense was more dissapointing. However, it was against a great pitcher in Beckett so I`m willing to give them a pass. Still, they`re lucky the Boston infield was playing in. Today is another big day. I`d be surprised to see them win tomorrow so they better get one today. I`ll have more on the Nady/Marte trade later.