Emma Span wrote a great piece today on Bronx Banter in which she said, about stealing home, “It’s rare, and it’s gutsy, and it’s something that you’d think would never work.”
It is one of the greatest things in all of sports, as many have said, the stealing of home. It doesn’t make me feel any better about the Yankees, but it made me feel better about baseball and it made me glad I watched the game just to see that magical play.
Tonight, New York tries to do something, anything other than lose, as they face the Jays in the final game of this set at the SkyDome. The Yankees send Tyler Clippard, perhaps the most surprising rookie of the season outside of Hughes’ tragically compromised bid for a no hitter. Clippard, who some thought was the victim of a short hook in his loss to the Angels last week, is 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA in ten innings, with seven strikeouts along with three walks. Toronto counters with a surprising rookie of their own, Jesse Litsch (1-1, 4.24). Lineups in the extended; comment away.
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