Mark Teixeira didn’t think he’d won the game when he swung his bat. He thought he’d hit a double because there was “so much topspin” on the ball. He was almost right – the ball slammed off the top of the wall and hopped up into the stands. An inch or two lower and it comes back into the field and he’s probably on second.
Instead he got a pie.
Teixiera was asked about what it’s been like hitting in the same lineup as A-Rod and he said, “We’ve had a great relationship all year. … Alex is fun to hit with. I’m getting a lot of pitches to hit … and we just seem to work well together.”
I think tonight in particular everyone would agree with that last part.