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Yankees postgame

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Sep 08, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The postgame talk had more to do with Jorge Posada’s concussion symptoms than Nick Swisher’s two-run walk-off homer, which came one year to the day of his last walk-off homer. Joe Girardi was asked about life potentially without Posada, and he didn’t like the thought.

“You’re talking about a guy that’s playoff-tested, World Series-tested, September-down-the-stretch-tested, a switch-hitter in the middle part of our lineup,” Girardi said. “It’s an impact.”

But everything turned out OK with the test results. Posada is day to day and cleared to play.

Girardi thought Swisher’s homer changed the complexion of the 10-game homestand. It started with six straight wins and could’ve ended with four straight losses and being swept by the Orioles in the Bronx for the first time since 1986. So 7-3 sounded a lot better than 6-4.

“I think it was a big swing,” Girardi said about Swisher’s drive.

Alex Rodriguez said: “For us, it’s unacceptable to be swept at home.” …

Ivan Nova was impressive, allowing just two runs and six hits over six.

“It was good,” the rookie said. “I gave my team a chance to win.”

“The way Super Nova pitched for us, you definitely wanted to get him a win,” Swisher said. …

This was the Yankees’ fourth walk-off win and major-league-leading 44th comeback win. …

Alex Rodriguez is hitting .412 (5 for 17) since returning from the DL. …  

Yankees relievers fired three hitless innings. They have combined to give up one run over the last eight games, spanning 23 1/3 innings. …

After the off day, the Yankees begin their nine-game trip in Texas on Friday night. That’s it for tonight.

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