God bless you Arod, but the hero in tonight’s Yankees win was Marcus Thames.
In the bottom of the ninth, the Yankees seemed doomed to lose after being up 5-0 after the 1st inning.
After Brett Gardner, who once again hit a single under pressure, was on base when Arod came up to the plate.
Arod tied the game with a two-run homer, and Thames won the game with a blast to left field with a final outcome of 9-7.
All these hits were off Red Sox closer Johnathan Papelbon, who is not a favorite anywhere. Paps, with his blow fish face, drives me crazy but it is rare that he gives up a save. It makes it more enjoyable to run circles around Paps for the win.
Phil Hughes struggled tonight but left with the lead 6-5, in the sixth inning. His command was not as hazardous and he overused the cut-fastball again. Both Red Sox homers came off that exact pitch.
Javier Vazquez was impressive in relief. He also gets a well-deserved win. After Vazquez had such a strong start in Detroit that wound up in a loss, Vazquez has got to feel happy about what he did against strong Red Sox hitters, like Kevin Youkilis.There is no denying this game was a pitching mess, with Girardi doing his musical chairs bullshit with pitchers in the late innings.
Luckily, for Girardi his choice of using Chan Ho Park will get overlooked because of the win.
The Yankees needed a walk-off win to get their spirits up.
This is a compromised ball-club right now, so the Yankees came through BIG tonight.
Jeter, Gardner, Arod and Tex have to come though right now with so many injured teammates
Well, tonight once again proves these Yankees sure know how to play like champions.