“Definitely one of those that you kind of hold your breath on,” Boone admitted after the game. “I had to do my job,” said Judge, who should probably be placed in bubble wrap for the next few weeks.

The Yankees hung on to win 3-1, and they’re back to .500. It’s a long season, and reinforcements will eventually arrive, but for the time being they’re just going to try to stay afloat. I might argue that this makes the Yankees plucky, inspirational underdogs, though your mileage may vary with that.