The LoHud Yankees Blog

A New York Yankees blog by Chad Jennings and the staff of The Journal News

No style points, but it counts

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Podcast on Sep 22, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

I’m not sure I can sum up that game other than to report what Mariano Rivera told me on his way out the door.

“That would have been a very bad game to lose,” he said. “But it’s a great game to win.”

Or as Johnny Damon said: “Holy Cow.” Only he didn’t say cow.

Ugly as it was (423 pitches were thrown and 16 pitching changes made), it’s a win and the Yankees now have a magic number of four to clinch a playoff berth. It can go to three if the Tigers lose to the Royals. Detroit is down 5-3 at the moment.

The 10 pitchers used by the Yankees set a franchise record.

Melky Cabrera tied his career high with the five RBI.

Jorge Posada’s 41 doubles are a career high. He’s hitting .404 in September (23 of 57). Oh, and he’s a 36-year-old catcher.

A-Rod’s 137 runs are the most in the AL since Roberto Alomar scored 138 times for Cleveland in 1999.

Here is Joe Torre talking about it:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Thanks to everybody who hung in there during the game and posted their comments. It’s cool that so many people hang out here during games.




Sponsored by:





    Read The LoHud Yankees Blog on the go by navigating to the blog on your smartphone or mobile device's browser. No apps or downloads are required.


Place an ad

Call (914) 694-3581