Saturday, May 24, 2014

Yankees rally in ninth to steal win from White Sox

Going into the ninth inning of today's 4-3 win, the Yankees looked terrible.

The struggling team, just 1-4 in their last five games coming in, had mustered just three hits through 8 frames off White Sox Starter John Danks, making Vidal Nuno's three-run, seven-inning outing irrelevant.

Still, they did have three outs to work with. I guess you could say they made the most of them.

After getting a man to second with two gone, New York's bats suddenly came to life in their final chance of the contest, rallying to tie thanks to an RBI Double from Alfonso Soriano, an RBI Single from Yangervis Solarte, a walk from Ichiro, and a bloop single from PH Brian McCann. 

At that point, the Sox and Pinstripes were even at 3, and, after a perfect bottom of the ninth from Dellin Betances and a solo home run from Jacoby Ellsbury in the tenth, the latter had somehow taken the lead.

The bottom of the tenth wasn't exactly stress free for the visitors, as David Robertson did give up a two-out single followed by a stolen base, but in the end, the eager-to-rebound closer got the job done, getting Gordan Beckham looking to clinch the W.

Was this victory necessarily pretty? No, but it was definitely fun. I guess you need to play bad sometimes in order to get things working.


  1. I thought for sure after all the opportunities the Yankees had to win and didn't get the hit they needed, it was over. Damn, the wrong game, we didn't have a prayer in this game with Danks.
    I'll take it! As you said Daniel...every win counts! You did say that,didn't you?
    We really needed that one and the next one, and the next one etc.!

  2. This team is really REALLY fun to watch sometimes. I wonder what it will be like when we have everyone healthy and going on all cylinders...

    1. It is fun to watch, if one has a strong heart!
      Pineda will be back soon, that should help a lot.


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