Thursday, October 11, 2012

My Thoughts on Game 3

After the Yankees failed to do anything in the bottom of the 8th inning I wrote a post that basically had me going off on the Yankee offense, while praising Hiroki Kuroda for a great pitching effort. And then the first inexplicable thing happened...


I thought about leaving my rant regarding the inept offense alone, and just expanding the post, but I decided to bag the whole thing. I thought I'd sleep on it, and just write up my game thoughts in the morning. 

After Soriano got through the top of the 10th inning, up came Mark Teixeira, Curtis Granderson, and Russell Martin to fail, fail, fail. And I started wondering if there was some way I could get back the rant I'd deleted earlier. 

DRob got us through the top of the 11th before the Yankee bats failed to do anything in the bottom half of the inning. So onto the 12th, where Robertson once again shut the Oriole bats down. Actually, David had to get 4 outs thanks to a lack of communication on a pop-up in front of the mound led to an infield single (yeah, nobody touched the ball, so it couldn't be called an error). 

Then it was time for the bottom of the 12th. Raul Ibanez was coming up again in the DH spot, but was going to face left-hander Brian Matusz. The following is not something I would have ever expected...


I jumped and screamed, before my jaw dropped to the floor and I was speechless. I still can't believe what happened. It wasn't the fact the Yankees hit a game-tying homer. It wasn't that the Yankees hit a game-winning homer. It was that both home runs were by the same man, and that man didn't even start the game. What's more is that he pinch-hit for Alex Rodriguez. 

Wow.

One thing I hope nobody forgets is that Hiroki Kuroda pitched really well tonight. 8.1 innings, 2 runs, 5 hits, 1 walk, and 3 strikeouts. His control was shaky all night, but Hiroki did what aces do... battle through and give the team a chance to win. The Yankee offense tried to screw that up, but the Dark Lord made sure to pick them up.

Let's wrap up this series tomorrow night, allowing Sabathia to start in Game 1 of the AL Championship Series, because I have a feeling we're really going to want CC for two games against the Tigers (I don't think I'm going out on a limb by predicting they defeat the As).

3 comments:

  1. What a great TEAM win...the pitching has been PHENOMONAL!

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    1. I know a lot of people get down on this team but I truly think this is a great team. A championship team. I know I probably say that every year but wins like this, and the win in Boston at the end of the season, and hell the last 3 weeks make me feel confident

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  2. By the way this was our 1000th post of all time.

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