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Aug 25 – Almost! Yanks Just Miss and Fall 10-9 to Texas

Rally in the 9th Ends with Double Play, Date Night Still Fun

baseball-png-png(Bronx, NY) – Well in a season of walk-offs this one came close.  But a game-ending double play snuffed the Yanks spirited 4-run rally to draw within 1 against the Rangers.  For the Friday Nite Yanks squad this was an extra treat (seeing a weekday game) and 5 from the crew (John, Brendan, James Sr, Tom and James Jr) brought their spouses (Peg, Keri, Pat, Ginny and Ellen) to the game.

The game had a lot.  The Yanks scored 4 early led by a big Matsui 2-run double and a Posada 2-run homer but Joba gave back 2 in the second before getting hammered for 5 in the 4th.  Chad Gaudin would give up 3 runs in relief but the Yanks made a big comeback in the 9th with various hits only to have first and second and no one out.  But Swisher failed to bunt properly and Melky hit a line drive up the middle that Andrus (SS) played very well to double up pinch runner Jerry Hairston and that was the end of it.

See the pregame at Stadium Pizza as well below.

See Yanks-Texas boxscore here.

One Response

  1. I was there at the weekday game versus the Texas Rangers on August 26 when the Yankees won 9-2 with Andy Pettitte pitching!!! I dodge raindrops because I didn’t expect it to occurred!!!

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