Saturday, July 4, 2015
LATE INNING HEROICS WORK WELL IN YANKEELAND
"Something's not right with Tanaka."
That was the Tweet I got from my buddy Doug in reference to tonight's game against the Rays.
That being said, big things happened tonight in a game that was pretty close to being a must win. The Yankees need a nice winning streak and this will definitely help things. What? You didn't realize we won? Yup... I just blew your mind right there, didn't I?
Look, it started out rough. Masahiro Tanaka started going 6 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 runs. It was a frustrating 6 innings. While it wasn't terrible, I don't like what I'm seeing from Tanaka.
To make matters worse, the Yankees didn't score until the 8th to tie the game 3-3. It was then that Mark Teixeira hit a 3 run homer. Just like that, we were tied. But then it got interesting.
It was a battle until the top of the 12th. At that point, the Rays scored 2. I'm sure many of you went to bed at that point. You were probably fed up, annoyed, and you couldn't believe it. You were thinking, "I stayed up for this?" Well, for us die-hards, we stuck around for something great.
In the bottom of the 12th, Teixeira singled knocking in Brett Gardner. Then Brian McCann came up to the plate and cranked out a 3 run home run to walk off. The Yankees fought back tonight... and won.
It's the stuff like that, that make you love the New York Yankees. It was a huge win and it turned into a great night.
Final: Yankees 7 - Rays 5
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