UPDATE, 11:31 p.m.: Another 1,000 comments or so and we’re into part III. Girardi nearly looked like a genius there as Guzman (the second-pinch runner) could have scored the winning run after moving into scoring position on a hit by Gardner (the first pinch-runner). Alas, not to be. On we go.
By the way, how about all that rain?
UPDATE, 11:35 p.m.: Wow, that was almost awful. A-Rod almost cost the Yankees an out and killed Mariano at the same time. Fortunately, collision averted.
UPDATE, 11:59 p.m.: Small ball from the Angels and they’ve got their chance now against Aceves. Yankees have certainly had theirs and been unable to cash in so far.
UPDATE, 12:01 p.m.: That snapped an 0-for-19 postseason slide for Figgins dating back to last season, and the Angels are up 3-2. It’s dead silent here at the Stadium.
UPDATE, 12:12 p.m.: He did it again. Unbelieveable. That ball from A-Rod slipped over the right-field fence and the Stadium went absolutely nuts. 3-3 and with the rain coming down like it is, you wonder if the game might be suspended if the Yankees don’t win it right here.
UPDATE, 12:23 p.m.: Damaso Marte in a big spot. This doesn’t feel very good, does it?
UPDATE, 12:25 p.m.: Hey, what do you know – Marte gets an out. Now Robertson is coming in. The first time he started warming up was about six hours ago, when A.J. got wild in the fifth inning.
UPDATE, 12:27 p.m.: Chad Gaudin is the last lonely soul left in the pen. Hope he can pitch till morning.
UPDATE, 12:36 p.m.: Lots of work being done on the mound and field in between innings. Ervin Santana coming in now for the Angels. Figure he’s in for the long-haul.
UPDATE, 12:47 p.m.: Another chance for Alex, but he skies to center. What a night. We’re going to the 13th and Robertson is staying in. Remarkable restraint by Girardi, considering he still has one whole pitcher left in the bullpen.