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The Yanks were this close to being swept by Buck’s birds. Then Nick Swisher hit a game-ending, two-run home run to the opposite field to give the Yanks a 3-2 win. I missed the game on the count of, you know, I gotta job and all, but I was pleased to hear that Ivan Nova pitched well, and of course, I was pumped about how the game ended.

When Tino Martinez played for the Yankees, women loved him. Girls swooned for Jeter, women went for Tino. He was reliable, solid, plus he had a nice ass. Nowadays, a lot of women love Swisher. Not like they liked Tino, but they find Swisher’s goofy enthusiasm charming. Here’s a shot I took of him at Old Timer’s Day with some of the old Yankee wives:

You might think he’s cool or you might think he’s a clown. So long as he keeps hitting, I’ll take him.

On a more somber note, Brian Heyman reports:

The postgame talk had more to do with Jorge Posada’s concussion symptoms than Nick Swisher’s two-run walk-off homer, which came one year to the day of his last walk-off homer. Joe Girardi was asked about life potentially without Posada, and he didn’t like the thought.

“You’re talking about a guy that’s playoff-tested, World Series-tested, September-down-the-stretch-tested, a switch-hitter in the middle part of our lineup,” Girardi said. “It’s an impact.”

But everything turned out OK with the test results. Posada is day to day and cleared to play.

Forget about Posada not being in the lineup, here’s hoping the man is okay.
[Photo Credit: Bill Kostroun/AP]

Categories:  Bronx Banter  Game Recap  Yankees

Tags:  Jorge Posada  Nick Swisher

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1 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Sep 8, 2010 8:41 pm

[0] Yep, my mom loves Swisher. He's got that rougish charm I guess. Unfortunately I got the charm of Norman Mailer with a hangover..

See you all again sometime if there's ever another night game!

2 RIYank   ~  Sep 8, 2010 8:49 pm

God, Tim Wakefield sucks. He is the Ghost of Tim Wakefield. Fortunately, Matt Garza also sucks, tonight.

Yeah, I love Swish. I think maybe if I were a fan of another team, I would hate him. But, I'm not, so, I don't.

3 RIYank   ~  Sep 8, 2010 9:02 pm

Wow, very cruddy fielding by the Rays gives the Sox the lead. Obvious bad throw and bad scoop Longoria to Pena, but before that Carl Crawford misjudged a fly, letting it bounce of the scoreboard when he clearly (on the replay) could have caught it had he positioned in front of the wall facing in.

Let's go Sox!

4 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 8, 2010 9:04 pm

The Sox are winning now. Is that a good thing? I'm still so confused.

5 RIYank   ~  Sep 8, 2010 9:40 pm

[4] It's a good thing.
Yes, securing a post-season spot is the most important thing for our guys, but the Sox' chances of catching up are minuscule. Time to pull away from Tampa Bay and nab home field advantage.

I hope the Rays pitch this badly against the Yanks.

6 ms october   ~  Sep 8, 2010 9:47 pm

[4] yeah i find the whole thing confusing.

glad jorge is seemingly okay. concussions are such a serious thing. (the mets are reprehensible in how they have continued to mishandle players with concussions).

i don't swoon over swish, a little too goofy for me, but i do find him to be one of those happy, upbeat people that i like. and most importantly he is having a a pretty damned good season.

7 williamnyy23   ~  Sep 8, 2010 10:02 pm

Considering Posada's age and increasing propensity for getting injured, not putting Montero on the 40-man roster seems to be a terribly short sighted decision.

8 jjmerlock   ~  Sep 8, 2010 10:45 pm

Unless they think that Montero is simply not a possibility at the moment for the role of major league catcher, in which case, you're just talking about his bat, and then the comparison becomes their decision to go with a Thames/Berkman platoon at DH put up against Montero. And they may feel that Montero is not the way to go in that equation.

I think it's pretty likely that they think Montero at catcher, at present, presents as is said around here, a mute question.

Besides, can't someone get injured so Montero can be swapped in, or did they close that loophole? And if Posada is actually injured in a way that removes him from the active roster, couldn't Montero legitimately be swapped in?

9 Mattpat11   ~  Sep 9, 2010 12:05 am

The last thing the Yankees needed was a four game losing streak ahead of Jome Run Javy

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