July 4, 2009

Posada, Yankees walk off with win in 12th

Jorge Posada singled in the winning run for the Yankees (47-33) in the 12th inning to beat the Blue Jays (42-40) 6-5 on Independence Day.

Quick ‘Cap:
The Yankees collected five runs off Roy Halladay, four coming off home runs by Hideki Matsui, Posada and Johnny Damon. Damon’s two-run homer in the seventh tied the game up at five, and it would remain tied until Posada’s hit in the 12th.

Chien-Ming Wang pitched 5-1/3 quality innings, but left with a right shoulder strain immediately after surrendering a two-run homer to Adam Lind. He left with just 66 pitches, and seemed to be on his way to his first great outing of the year.

The Yankees bullpen pitched the last six innings in shutout fashion, and Brett Tomko ended up with his first win of the season. Full box score here.

Wang’s status might be more important than this one win, as he could bring many more wins to the Yankees if he’s healthy. I’m happy for Jorge and still shocked that the Yankees banged out nine hits off Halladay.

Line of the Day:
Robinson Cano: 0-for-6, 10 players left on base. Fans are asking for his head, yet he still holds the second highest batting average on the Yanks.

Up Next:
The Yankees can take the series on Sunday’s matinee game, as they send out Joba Chamberlain (4-2, 3.89) who will face Scott Richmond (6-5, 3.69).

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