Excuse me for losing faith but when Alex Rodriguez came to the plate with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 7th inning last night, I didn’t think he’d strike out or pop out, I thought he’d hit into a double play. Rodriguez is in a slump and was 1-27 going into the at-bat. Never mind the lack of hits, the swings haven’t been that good the past week. I wasn’t trying to reverse jinx him by anticipating the double play, I just didn’t have confidence he’d put a good swing on the ball. Well, shows what I know. After taking a cutter outside for a ball, Rodriguez put a fine swing on a fastball, low–but not low enough–and outside–but not outside far enough–and hit a grand slam. Nobody in big league history has hit more of them than Rodriguez.
The Yanks had been trailing 4-1. Now, they had a lead. They scored 3 more times in the 8th and beat the Twins, 8-4.
They’re all important wins and this was no exception. Looked like they were done after CC Sabathia fell apart in the 7th inning. Seems as if the Big Guy hits a wall later in games and can’t recover. But the late comeback gave us another reason to appreciate these 2015 Yankees who have given us a good deal of pleasure so far.
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