In the absence of a gamer I thought a recap would be in order given that the Yankees actually snapped their horrific 6-game losing streak tonight.
How did it happen? Well, their starter only gave up 1 run in 5.1 innings and their offense actually scored more runs than men left on base — only the third time in their last 14 games that they scored at least as many as they stranded. Incidentally, in those 14 games they've gone 4-10, including 2-9 in the games in which their LOB > R. Maybe there is something to that whole drive-them-in thing after all.
Last night the offensive production came from the most unlikely of sources: A-Rod smacked a game-tying homerun followed by a go-ahead homerun, Posada went 2 for 3, and Jeter hit an RBI single. Not bad for a bunch of has-beens. Though since RBIs are a poor judge of anything and homeruns are a team-character-flaw, the Yankees will just have to get out of their rocking chairs and try again tomorrow.
On the bright side: Detroit's game was rained out so no matter what Michael Saunders does with the rest of his ABs in Seattle (he's 1-for-2 at the time of this post), Jorge Posada (BA .179) will no longer own the worst BA among players with at least 100 PA. That honor – unless Saunders flails in his next ABs – goes to Magglio Ordonez and his .172 average. I knew that guy was done. He's 37 after all!!