It’s Up to You, New York, New York…Yankees

Posted: 2nd November 2009 by Scott Eisenlohr in MLB
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I am not going to blast Brad Lidge, but he is not on the same planet as Yankees' closer Mariano Rivera. Then again, no one else is. The key moment of this game is shown above. With two outs in the ninth inning, Johnny Damon hit a bloop single to left field. With Mark Teixeira batting, Damon took off for second. After beating the throw, he realized no one was on third (due to the Phillies using a heavy shift for Teixeira). He judged that he could beat Pedro Feliz, who's momentum was carrying him toward first, to the bag. Damon took off and easily took third, beating Feliz and Lidge, who seemed to be trotting over. Now with a man on third and two outs, Lidge no longer could throw the slider for a strike, slider-in-the-dirt combo. Ifáthe ballágot away, Damon scores the go-ahead run. Lidge, ...

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