Bang. Bang. Two Swings Bring Yanks Back from the Brink

With the season seemingly slipping away, Alex Rodriguez and Jason Giambi—the most maligned of Yankees—came through with a pair of clutch 9th inning home runs to salvage a “must-win” and stave off a sweep by the charging Indians. With their difficult schedule ahead, the Yanks can ill-afford to fall farther behind the Sox and their various wild-card competitors. Those circumstances made this night’s game all the sweeter. Congratulations Yankees, and special kudos to both Shawn Chacon for another fine start (but for goodness sake, break in that cap!), and Mariano Rivera, for closing it out with typical panache. Let’s hope this is the beginning of another streak.

7 comments… add one
  • Next year’s rotation: Unit, Moose, Pavano, Wang and Chacon, with Wright in the bullpen?
    Here’s hoping that Shawn can keep this up.

    Sam August 5, 2005, 1:02 am
  • eh?
    If Brian Cashman has shown the baseball world anything in the past five years, the Yankee’s 2006 rotation should look a little like this:
    Unit, Schmidt, Mussina, Burnett, Pavano, with Wright released due to clause in contract over DL time. Who knows where the likes of Chacon, Wang, Small and Leiter end up.
    To think the Yanks will not post huge dollars for the top FA pitchers this year to avoid having them go elsewhere (Boston, Baltimore, or, help us all, the Angels), in hopes that Wang, Pavano, and Mussina can get it done for them next year is rediculous.
    Hasn’t being a Yankee fan lately taught you anything, Sam?

    Brad-SF August 5, 2005, 2:31 am
  • Just heard some reports that Mr.Personality, Gary Sheffield has once again opened his mouth and graced us with his intelligent rantings.
    I just heard on WFAN that in an article coming out today in NY Magazine, Sheffield is really throwing Captain Perfect under the bus (and I don’t mean Varitek). Seems Mr.Sheffield wants to be the center of attention – “the real leader of the team”. Seems that while Sheffield does not come right out and bash Jeter, he does say he knows the “real” leader of the team, and the one “everyone gets leadership from”.
    To me, this is stupid. Jeter is clearly the leader of the team. But, I’m sure Yankee fans will once again go to abnormally long lengths to support this dummy. I’m wondering how they are going to go about it this time? I mean, Jeter is the hero right? They can’t have Sheffield and his abnormal love fest with A-Rod and Balco-Boy stepping on the toes of the Captain, can we? Gary questioning the leadership? Disgraceful.
    Sheffield to become the “real” Yankee captain –
    I love it. I really do:)

    Brad-SF August 5, 2005, 6:38 am
  • Brad-SF, you post 5 comments about how much the Yankees suck for every one you post for the Sox. Hmmmm, what does that tell us? Seek help.

    Bozo the Homey August 5, 2005, 7:33 am
  • Hey Brad-SF, you’re going too far, cut it out:
    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2124312

    Bozo the Homey August 5, 2005, 7:47 am
  • Sorry Brad-SF, maybe it was Earl instead.

    Bozo the Homey August 5, 2005, 7:47 am
  • “But, I’m sure Yankee fans will once again go to abnormally long lengths to support this dummy. I’m wondering how they are going to go about it this time? I mean, Jeter is the hero right? They can’t have Sheffield and his abnormal love fest with A-Rod and Balco-Boy stepping on the toes of the Captain, can we? Gary questioning the leadership? Disgraceful.”
    Jeez, you guys need to get a life. Sheff and I had lunch yesterday (with Tino and Jorgie), then he went out and hit a two run homer in the first. Life is good.

    jetes August 6, 2005, 11:34 am

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