For those who haven’t heard those sickening details, here they are.
Twins 5, Yankees 4
Win: Matt Capps
Loss: Boone Logan
Save: Joe Nathan
Ain’t Over Til it’s Over:
At the end of the seventh inning, I checked in on the Yankees game on my cell phone and saw they were cruising. Mark Teixeira had launched yet another three-run homer, Andruw Jones had a strong debut with a homer in his opening at-bat, and CC Sabathia was at 104 pitches but he dominated.
With $25 million worth of pitching expected to close the game, I thought it was in the bag. Then came Rafael Soriano’s first meltdown as a Yankee (I feel sorry for those who watched).
Mo Don’t Care:
Mariano Rivera gave the Yankees a chance to break the tie game in the ninth by pitching a scoreless inning. Matt Capps set the Yankees down in order in the eighth and ninth innings, while Joe Nathan closed the game by striking out Derek Jeter.
A Sour Soriano:
One hit and three walks later, Soriano’s night was over. After the game was over, he skipped out on all reporters. Yankee media members weren’t pleased, but Soriano did apologize today.
Delmon Young’s game-tying, three-run bloop double tied the score at 4 and was the big blow the Twins were looking for.