Yankees win 4-3!! ALCS Game 2 NYY v Anaheim Angels…

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Bottom: To steal a phrase from the late great Bob Murphy, the Yankees “win the damn thing.”

Of course it wasn’t your typical walkoff play, because this game was completely atypical in every which way.

With runners on first and second and one out, Melky Cabrera hit a grounder to the left of second baseman Maicer Izturis. The Angels second baseman fielded it cleanly, yet instead of simply getting the sure out at first base he spun and threw to second.

Of course the throw was wild and Jerry Hairston – who led off the inning with a single – scored easily.

Hairston was awarded the pie in the face from Burnett after the game, and it was a neat pie. Hairston saw Burnett coming, and Burnett stopped right when he got to Hairston. For a second there was nothing, but just when Hairston’s defenses were down Burnett pied him in the face.

So the Yankees fly to Anaheim tonight two wins away from their first World Series berth since 2003.


top of the 13th AA at bat, score tied 3-3.

damn arod pops out stranding 3 men on

Bases loaded now for ARod

are they walking Texeira that would load bases to AROD?

Damon takes 2nd, 2 outs

Bottom 12th 3-3 2 outs. Jeter hit, we’re on 1st and 3rd!


Bottom 11th NYY at bat 3-2 AA, 0 outs, pouring rain, A Rod at bat

top 11th, angels bat in a run, 3-2 AA

2 out, caught pop fly behind the plate

—full count now–great game

2-2, 1-2 1 out on Damon at bat, men on 1st and 2nd


Bottom of 10th Aybara was not on the bag at 2nd, called it safe, AA pixxed on the field arguing, announcers explaining that its called the neighborhhod play and on second it is traditionally not called and the 2nd fielder is usually not on the bag. but technically it is a correct call. well shxt it is the playoffs step on the frakking bag

Aybara was on mic cursing, cant blame him but step on the bag in the playoffs people

Sandman pitching top of 10th

damn! out on first, okay tied at 2 entering top of 10th, angels up

strike 1 gardner on second now, men on 3rd, 2nd, 0-1

winning run on third!! men on 1st and 3rd, 2 out bottom of 9th, 2-2 cano up

YEAH YEAH 3 OUTS YOWSA!! THE SANDMAN!! The whole Yankees Stadium let out a collective YEAH on those two strikes, beautiful. We are up, let’s wrap it team!

The Sandman is in!!! 2 OUT 2-2 Top of the 9th

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EIGHTH INNING: Yankees 2, Angels 2.

Bottom: Reliever Matt Jepsen, in for Joe Saunders, sets down the Yankees in order. The Yankees have had only one man in scoring position since Derek Jeter’s one-out homer in the third inning.

Top: Girardi really does like to use up his bullpen rather quickly. One of these days it’s going to come back to hurt him. Will it be today?

Phil Hughes started the eighth, so Joba only went 1/3. Didn’t he look good enough against Vladdy in the seventh to send him back out there?

Oh well. Hughes gave up a one-out single to Juan Rivera, then got a sure out – and a chance at an inning-ending double play – when Maicer Izturis grounded to Jeter. But in a shocker, Jeter booted it and everyone was safe.

Hughes recovered to strike out pinch hitter Gary Matthews Jr., but that was it for him. In came Mariano Rivera – in yet another pitching change – and he got Erick Aybar to ground weakly to second base.

Don’t you get the feeling this game will eventually be in the hands of Alfredo Aceves and Dave Robertson?

FIFTH INNING: Yankees 2, Angels 2.

Top: Burnett had one of those mid-game episodes where he loses his control, and the Angels took advantage, scoring two runs to tie the score.

Erick Aybar’s one-out single up the middle scored Maicer Izturis, who led off the inning with a ground-rule double into the rightfield seats.

Then the Angels loaded the bases with two outs thanks to Chone Figgins (still hitless in postseason) getting hit by a pitch and Torii Hunter walking. Burnett, ahead of Vladimir Guerrero 1-and-2, threw a ball in the dirt attempting to get the free-swinging Angels DH to take a hack.

But Guerrero laid off the pitch, and it bounced several feet in front of Molina and away from him. Aybar scored easily from third base. And just like that it’s all tied up and we have a new game here. At least there’s no rain… yet.

Bottom of 5th,ow 2-2

Top 5th 2-1 Yanks, Angels have a man on 1st, 1 out-whoa stolen base to second

Bottom Third- NYY 2-0 Damon had his third hit in two nights and is on 1st, 1 out

Jeter 1 out homer!!

Bottom 2nd SWISHER SCORES!! 1-0 NYY, Cano tripled sent Swisher running for home

Bottom of 1st NYY at bat 0-0

last night:

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October 17, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Popular Culture, Sports.

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