Brett Gardner is Dave Roberts

Posted: 17th September 2009 by Rob Abruzzese in MLB
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Give Brett Gardner credit for both Yankee wins this week. Specifically, you can credit his speed.  On Monday, he beat the Angels with his legs in the ninth inning, which is usually something the Angels do to beat the Yankees. Gardner pinch-ran for Mark Teixeira after he doubled with one out, stole third base and scored on the throw that squeaked down the left field line.  Last night, Gardner led off the bottom of the ninth with a single. He stole second on an 0-2 count to Derek Jeter and then advanced to third on his groundout. This put the speedy Gardner at third with less than two out for Francisco Cervelli, who hit the walk-off single.  Cervelli took the pie in the face, but really, Gardner should get the credit. Jeter’s ground ball could have been a double play t ...

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