It’s always bad news to walk players in the 9th when you are trying to close out the game. Joe Nathan made that mistake today. After walking Vernon Wells (who walks Vernon wells?) a wild pitch advanced Wells to second. It didn’t really matter what base he was on because Eduardo Nunez crushed a ball to deep center field and ended up a third base (no throw). That tied the game. With only one out, Brent Lillibridge was able to seal the deal with a single to score Nunez and the Yankees took the lead for good. Full damage below:
One walk, one wild pitch, two hits, two runs, and only two outs. The Yankees lineup is so far from what we are used to seeing, but somehow they are getting it done and hanging around the standings. It looks like they are getting Alfonso Soriano soon. They could be primed to make a run. And thanks to Joe Nathan blowing the save, the best closer ever got one instead.