You’ve got to have a special esprit de corps to be able to get that done. Last year we felt like we had a chance, but this year the energy was just different. It was our second year with everybody T.J. [Ward], Aqib [Talib], DeMarcus [Ware] and we just jelled a lot more. We were able to create that consistency, and that’s what enabled us to propel ourselves to the top.
I went to the movies and had some mozzarella sticks. I try to eliminate all junk food, and it just tore me up the first week of the playoffs. You can’t put unleaded regular in a Ferrari; you’ve got to put in that premium stuff.
His last game, in Seattle, was against a legitimately strong defense on the road, and Watson responded with his first 400-yard passing game and four touchdowns. Overall, then, his production was against defenses representative of what he’s expected to face this season.
He met with the Yankees’ lead trainer and then went into the clubhouse.
Reliever Jonathan Holder pitched the sixth inning.
Tanaka had held the Mets to just one earned run Brandon Nimmo ‘s leadoff home run through the first five innings. He struck out eight.
Parking: Complimentary parking will be provided at Francis S. Gabreski Airport, located just west of Shinnecock Hills in Westhampton Beach. Fans are advised to follow general parking signage and/or directions from parking attendants to the designated parking location.
Complimentary shuttle transportation will be provided to and from Shinnecock Hills. That ride is expected to take about 25 minutes.
Mass Transit: The Long Island Rail Road will be running a special schedule to service the tournament, with a temporary platform built near the course entrance to provide easy access.