The Yankees are one win away from their 27th World Series title after beating the Phillies in a wild one last night. Chad Jennings has all the details, including plenty on Johnny Damon’s mad dash for third base in the ninth inning.
Alex Rodriguez has had a season full of changes and the biggest transformation of all is nearly complete, I wrote in my column. A-Rod has always wanted to be known as a “winner” and he’s doing everything he can to make that a reality.
A.J. Burnett will take the ball on short rest in tonight’s Game 5, and that decision by Joe Girardi isn’t as much of a sure thing as the one he made in tapping CC Sabathia for Game 4.
Nick Swisher has been rejuvenated after his breakout performance in Game 3, and the Yankees are hoping it carries over for as long as this series lasts.
Damaso Marte did the job again out of the pen last night, and his resurgence during the postseason has made him a valuable weapon. The notebook also has items on Melky Cabrera’s injury, another start for Jose Molina and another award for Derek Jeter.
Finally, check out a nice piece from Josh Thomson, who chronicled a full day for New York fans in the City of Brotherly Love.