We’re headed for midnight at 0-0. This has now become one of those games everybody will save their ticket stub. What a classic.
UPDATE, 11:57 p.m: Bruney has to deal with Martinez, Youkilis and Ortiz this inning. Boston is out of relievers and had Junichi Tazawa warming up. He was called up today and was expected to start in place of John Smoltz.
Yankees still have Phil Coke, Mark Melancon and Dave Robertson left. Not Nick Swisher.
UPDATE, 12:02 a.m.: Yankees could use a 6-4-3 from Papi now. Bruney has lost his command a little.
UPDATE, 12:06 p.m.: This just in: Bill Clinton flying to the Bronx to negotiate the release of 48,262 people held hostage by this game.
UPDATE, 12:13 a.m.: This is Tazawa’s debut. He was called up this morning. What a spot to put the kid in. But Francona ran out of pitchers. He’ll go awhile if it lasts.
UPDATE, 12:15 a.m.: Posada gets it started with a one-out single. Pinch run Pena? Probably not unless Posada gets to second.
Yankees have Pena and Molina left.
UPDATE, 12:16 p.m.: Here comes Pena. Hinske can win it.
UPDATE, 12:19 a.m.: Watch a catch by Drew, a game-saver. Incredible.
Melky Cabrera, the walk-off king of New York, gets his shot. Can he do it again?
UPDATE, 12:23 a.m.: Tazawa is giving up rockets.
UPDATE, 12:25 a.m.: And so we go on. Yankees 0-11 with RISP and have stranded 12.
UPDATE, 12:29 a.m.: It’s the 15th inning and the Red Sox have four hits, all singles. How is that even possible?
At what point do they send CC home to rest up for tomorrow? I’m also officially renouncing anything that I write at this point. I can’t be responsible.
UPDATE, 12:35 a.m.: Top of the order to face Tazawa.
UPDATE, 12:36 a.m.: Jeter with a single. Nobody else for Boston, Tazawa is on his on here. Damon, Tex and A-Rod next.
UPDATE, 12:37 a.m.: Tazawa has given up hits to three of the six batters he faced and Girardi had Damon, one of his hottest hitters, bunt. Why? Of course he can’t bunt. He never does it.
UPDATE, 12:40 a.m.: Alex again. He has ended four innings today.
UPDATE, 12:45 a.m.: What a game. Alex breaks his drought, Yankees win 2-0. Boston has to be crushed. Now they get CC.