Tuesday, September 27, 2016
CLIPPARD SHUTS DOWN ARIAS!
You're looking at the name Arias in the title and you're confused. Don't be... it's David Ortiz and I'm poking him a bit.
It amuses no one but me, I know. Leave me alone... it's fun!
The Yankees won tonight on home runs and Tyler Clippard closed the game striking out Arias with 2 men on base in the 9th inning. The stage was set for Papi tonight. After all, if he homered, it puts the Sox in the lead and possibly allows them to clinch. But tonight wasn't the night, and not only that... the Yankees live another day.
Not a big recap tonight, but I do want to give you a few highlights...
In the first, Gary Sanchez hit his 20th homer of the season. It was a 2 run shot. They struck again in the 5th when Ellsbury knocked in a run. The Sox scored 2 in the 6th, but in the bottom of the 6th, Didi hit a solo shot.
The Sox didn't die and tied it up in the top of the 7th. But in the bottom of that inning, it was Wonderboy cranking out a 2 run shot.
At this point, it was 6-4 and Austin rounded the bases. The question would be... could the Yankees close a God damn game? We've been struggling and so, what will happen?
Well...they did. Tyler Clippard struck out Arias and the Yankees won tonight. It was significant and it was important. Bottom line, I loved this game and win tonight.
Final: Yankees 6 - Red Sox 4