This was a winnable game for the Yankees as Raul Ibanez and Ichiro Suzuki powered the Yankees back into a tie in the ninth inning against Tigers closer Jose Valverde. However, the story after this game will not be the team's inability to get a big hit aside from Ibanez's at bat. It will be about Jeter rolling his ankle in the twelfth inning as the Tigers scored two runs off David Phelps.
Derek Jeter has had problems with his leg for about a month now, but this time it looked like it was as bad as it's been all season. This could have been avoided all together if the Yankees would have scored the winning run in the tenth or eleventh inning. As a matter of fact, they had chances throughout the ENTIRE game to blow it open. However, when they needed a hit most, the batter either struck out or grounded out. Alex Rodriguez had another disgusting day at the plate. Swisher continues his postseason woes as he not only struggles offensively but also defensively as he missed a liner hit right at him and allowed it to roll to the wall.
Tomorrow afternoon, Hiroki Kuroda will try to give the Yankees their first win of the series to even it up before heading into Comerica Park in Detroit where Justin Verlander will be waiting in game three.