Saturday, May 5, 2018


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The Yankees won again.  No Jinx... just plain hard work and gelling among a team that is hard working and dedicated to winning the whole damn thing.

Last night, 2 stars in my mind were Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar, but as you know... on any given night, it could be any one of these players, and that's what makes this group of guys special.

David Walstein of the New York Times has the story:

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"Andujar’s single off Allen ended a wild game in which the Yankees bullpen, so dependable in recent games, suffered a jarring meltdown that resulted in two blown saves.

The relievers squandered a five-run lead in the eighth inning, costing C.C. Sabathia a chance at victory, and they gave away another lead in the ninth before Andujar restored order and delivered a 7-6 win.

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“I was excited,” said Andujar, a rookie third baseman. “That was the first time I’ve ever had a walk-off. It was a great feeling.” His hit scored Giancarlo Stanton, who led off the ninth with a double and moved to third base on a groundout by Aaron Hicks.

That brought Andujar to the plate against a closer who helped lead the Indians to the 2016 World Series, and who went into the game with a 1.98 earned run average."

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Now here's the bad news. Sabathia was pitching a gem and that was wasted.  DRob blew the game at one point so the Indians could tie it and at one moment, Chapman threw high and Sanchez couldn't handle it and that allowed the Indians to tie it again after the Yankees climbed back.  I blame Sanchez on that one, even though that throw from Chapman was ridiculous.

But the point is, the win happened. The Yankees climbed back again and Stanton... Andujar? They were clutch when we needed it.

Gotta love this team! No Jinx!

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