Yanks win it for the Boss

Last night the Yankees played for first time since the passing of George Steinbrenner. It was an emotional night filled with touching tributes, but as we know, the greatest tribute to the Boss would have been to win. And the Yankees did just that, and in dramatic fashion might I add. The entire night the Yankees battled behind CC Sabathia, who only allowed 3 earned runs despite not being on top of his game. Going into the bottom of the ninth inning the score was tied at four and Yankees were looking to finish off the Rays. Curtis Granderson led off the inning with a single and was moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Ramiro Pena. Following a walk by Brett Gardner and a strikeout of Derek Jeter, Nick Swisher came up to the plate. On the fourth pitch of Swisher’s at bat he lined a single to right field and Curtis Granderson came home to score the winning run. Start spreading the news, it’s time for pie. Nick Swisher sent the loyal Yankee fans home happy on an emotional evening, and somewhere up in heaven George Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard were smiling.

"Nick Swisher wins one for the Boss" Photo Credit: Getty Images via Yahoo Sports

2 thoughts on “Yanks win it for the Boss

  1. It was dramatic. Boone Logan is back up on the New York Yankees 25 man roster replacing Marte who went on the 15-day D.L. with left shoulder inflammation!

    • Yeah, the Marte injury has kind of flown under the radar for some reason. I would like to know more about it. And I’m not too happy that Logan is back as I have a semi-irrational dislike for him.

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