I haven't been so happy since Game 7 in the ALCS last year. What a win for the Yankees. After Hunter homers in the top of the 12th, the Yanks come back to tie against a worn-out Joe Nathan, and then Hideki Matsui hits a sac fly to score Derek Jeter. Yankees win, THEEEEEEE YANKEES WIN by a score of 6-5. The victory was made even sweeter by the idiot Twins fans across the hall (idiots because they take sore winning and losing to a new extreme) locking themselves in their rooms.
So, on to other things: this game, despite the win, was a prime example of why the Yankees are going to have serious problems this post-season. It has been all or nothing with them, and even with as much all as they have had, there is still too much nothing. Rivera blowing the save is troubling, but if we go by the past records, he got one out of the way, and we're good for the rest of the playoffs, however far that is. Lieber was very, very good, Sturtze was great despite the mistake to Hunter, and Derek Jeter proves again why he is simply the best in post-season, setting the tone with a leadoff homer, and scoring the winning run.
Looking forward to Game 3, I'm pretty confident, but I hope that the Yankees have some timely singles in them. Waiting for home runs isn't going to work often enough for them to get anywhere.
7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day