“I’m not ready to be done playing and I don’t think the rest of the team is,” he said.
New York rebounded after blowing a five-run lead Friday during a 13-inning loss in Game 2 that led to heavy criticism of Girardi, booed Sunday night by the home crowd during pregame introductions.
“Not the first time,” Girardi said, acknowledging it’s no fun to hear catcalls. “I kind of expected it.”
This was the Yankees’ first 1-0 postseason victory since Game 3 of their 2001 ALDS against Oakland, when Derek Jeter’s backhanded flip beat Jeremy Giambi to the plate for a crucial, memorable out.
Judge’s grab was the big defensive play Sunday. With a runner on first in a scoreless game, Lindor lofted a sixth-inning drive toward the short right-field porch at Yankee Stadium. Judge backed up to the wall and barely needed to jump to extend his glove above the fence and make the catch, just to the right of the auxiliary scoreboard.
It was a mixed bag for James with one week to go until Cleveland opens the regular season against Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics.
James made the first shot he took — a long pull-up jumper with Bulls center Robin Lopez guarding him on a switch at the top of the key — and generally scored the way Cheap Authentic Jerseys he has the past 14 years of his career — including stuffing back-to-back dunks in the first Cheap Basketball Jerseys quarter.
It was his ball control that was lacking.