Sunday, June 10, 2012

Yankees Win in Walk-Off Fashion to Sweep the Mets

After Andy Pettitte gives up three runs in the third inning, the Yankees were essentially out of the game. Niese was brilliant at whiffing the Yankee batters. He killed every rally the Yankees had. In the seventh, however, Jones reaches on a Wright error and Martin homers in improbable fashion to give the Yankees two runs. In the eighth, the Yankees continued their rally with two more runs all started by a Jeter ground ball that he reached on and advanced to second on an error. A-Rod joined the party with a bloop single to short right field. Soriano entered in the ninth to close it out and allowed two doubles and the game was tied. Then, Boone Logan came into the game with runners on first and third with one out and got out of the inning with the defense of Cano making a throw from short right field to throw out Kirk Nieuwenhuis. In the bottom of the inning, Jon Rauch faced Russell Martin who had already homered in the game. On a 3-2 count, Martin drilled one out to left field and the Yankees walk off the Mets in dramatic fashion. The Yankees were lucky to sweep the Mets, as they were probably hoping for 2 out of 3 against a Mets team that has been successful early in the season. This was an overall brilliant game for the Yankees pitching and offense as Martin provides the power.

Tomorrow, the Yankees start their series against the surging Atlanta Braves and it will be Ivan Nova going for his eighth win against Delgado. The Yankees have now won 13 of their last 17 games.

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