Jorge! Jorge! Jorge!

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Offensively beleaguered? Who says? The Yanks, down 10-1 to the Rangers last night, mounted one of the more spectacular comebacks in memory, thanks in no small measure to a man named Posada. (Derek chipped in, too, with a 3-run dinger, and Miguel Cairo had a crucial 2-out hit.) After the jump, we provide the scoring summary, for posterity’s sake. But the pictures above, on the left Jorge taking a huge blow and hanging on to put out Mark Teixeira in the 6th, and on the right his blast to win the game in the 9th…well, we’re gonna remember those two plays for some time.

1st H Blalock singled to center, M Teixeira scored, P Nevin to third, P Nevin scored, H Blalock to second on throwing error by center fielder J Damon. 2-0 Tex
2nd M Young singled to left, B Wilkerson and R Barajas scored, G Matthews Jr to second. 4-0 Tex
2nd M Teixeira doubled to deep right center, G Matthews Jr and M Young scored. 6-0 Tex
2nd H Blalock homered to right, M Teixeira and P Nevin scored. 9-0 Tex
2nd M Cairo singled to left, B Williams scored, A Phillips to third. 9-1 Tex
3rd M Teixeira doubled to left, G Matthews Jr scored, M Teixeira out stretching at third. 10-1 Tex
3rd D Jeter doubled to deep center, J Damon scored. 10-2 Tex
3rd J Posada singled to center, D Jeter scored. 10-3 Tex
5th J Posada hit sacrifice fly to left, D Jeter scored, A Rodriguez to third. 10-4 Tex
5th R Cano grounded out to second, A Rodriguez scored. 10-5 Tex
6th D Jeter homered to right, M Cabrera and J Damon scored. 10-8 Tex
6th B Williams doubled to right, A Rodriguez scored, J Posada to third. 10-9 Tex
6th M Cairo singled to left, J Posada and B Williams scored, M Cairo to second advancing on throw. 10-11 NY
7th B Wilkerson homered to right, K Mench scored. 12-11 Tex
7th J Posada hit sacrifice fly to left, J Damon scored, D Jeter to third. 12-12
9th R Barajas doubled to left, A Brown scored, M DeRosa to third. 13-12 Tex
9th J Posada homered to right, J Damon scored. 13-14 NY

6 comments… add one
  • I left work and ended up at a bar where I caught the 8th inning on. Needless to say I missed a lot of scoring, but still got to watch the big pay-off. The bartender, a SF Giants fan, cheered Jorge’s homer. Fan allegiances aside, what a game!

    NickYF May 17, 2006, 12:12 am
  • A tremendous game indeed.

    Devine May 17, 2006, 1:32 am
  • Yeah, what a game. Two compeletely incompetent pitching performances obscured by drama.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:32 am
  • Well it certainly had more drama than any Sox – Orioles game in the last few years.

    Bozo May 17, 2006, 9:55 am
  • Lack of drama is good sometimes, Bozo. Sometimes it’s nice to just watch a game and enojoy just seeing your team play. I really have no desire to have a heart attack at age 16, thanks.

    Laura May 17, 2006, 1:09 pm
  • posada’s play at home will be appearing in clip shows and MLB highlight reels for decades. my guess is that yankee fans better get accustomed to watching this type of game…

    airk May 17, 2006, 2:00 pm

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