Not at all sure what’s going on with the blog, but I can only access it from my phone at the moment. I’ll just post some quick postgame notes and hope things are back up and running for Joe Torre’s big number retirement tomorrow.
As for tonight…
• Obviously a huge at-bat from Martin Prado to end it. He was down in the count 0-2, got the count full, then hit a sharp grounder up the middle for the walk off. “I can describe it as one of the biggest moments of my career,” Prado said. “Not personally, I’m talking just getting a win for the Yankees means a lot for anyone.”
• Brett Gardner said it was someone on the bench who suggested he get Prado with a second Gatorade shower. “Big situation; it’s a big win for us,” Gardner said. “Biggest win of the year, for sure.”
• Dominant night for the bullpen, which got four scoreless innings out if Shawn Kelley, Dellin Betances and Dave Robertson. Kelley had the two pivotal strikeouts to strand runners in the sixth. Robertson had two strikeouts in the ninth, making him the fastest Yankees pitcher ever — in terms of innings pitched — to reach 500 career strikeouts. “A great honor,” Robertson said.
• Shane Greene said he was flying open a little bit in his delivery, which caused him to he a little erratic. He was hit often, but he was rarely hit hard. The biggest exception was obviously the Jose Abreu home run. “I threw a slider that kind of backed up,” Greene said.
• This was Prado’s fifth career walkoff and his first since 2011. He’s hitting .375 with five RBI and three extra-base hits this homestand.
• Carlos Beltran hit tee and toss today. Joe Girardi said he hopes Beltran will be able to play tomorrow.