NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Chris Young #24 of the New York Yankees hits a walk-off game winning three run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the bottom of the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium on September 11, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Yankees defeated the Rays 5-4. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Roger Maris was born in this day in 1934.
Time to bounce in the Bronx.
Mark Teixeira hit a game tying home run and then Chase Headley hit a walk off home run against the Red Sox.
C-JR Murphy. OF-C.Young, A.Richardson. P-R.Hill, C.Roe, B.Mitchell, P.Claiborne, C.Whitley
The Yankees lose two out of three in Toronto and fail to pick up any ground in the race for the second wild card. They lost a half a game in the race for the second wild card by losing both games Saturday and Sunday in Toronto. They only managed one hit in Saturday’s loss and despite Gardner’s big day at the plate they lost 4-3 on Sunday. The Yankees seem to be following each win streak by taking two steps back the next two series. They finish the road trip 3-4 and head back to the Bronx to play three against the Sox and Royals starting Tuesday. The team needs to find ways to stay consistent with winning or they will fail to make the playoffs again for the second straight year, something that hasn’t happened since the pre-Torre era. I hope they can start winning again soon or The Captain will play his final game at Fenway in September and not at Yankee Stadium in October
The New York Yankees batted around in the top of the third inning on Wednesday night at Comerica Park against Tigers ace David Price. They had nine straight hits to chase Price from the game. The Yankees won the game with a final score of 8-4, all eight runs scored in the 8th inning. The Yankees gained a game in the wild card standings by beating the Tigers and now stand just 2.5 games back of the Mariners in the race for the second wild card. They also gained a game on the Orioles in the AL East race. The Yankees been on fire lately winning five in a row before coming into Detroit on Tuesday night. The Tigers honored Kalamazoo Michigan native Derek Jeter on his final visit to Detroit last night. Al Kaline was among the people present Jeter with a number of gifts including a donation to his Turn2 Foundation. Derek’s family was on hand including his young nephew Jalen who stole the show pregame by tipping his hat to the fans cheering for his uncle. The Yankees finish up the three games series this afternoon, before heading to Toronto to face another foe in the race for the post season. The Yankees send Hiroki Kuroda to the mound today who has not had much success against the Tigers, but let’s hope the hot offense can help him today.
Joe Girardi always goes the extra mile. That’s why when he took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge he announced the team’s 100k donation to the cause, invited the founders of the challenge to a baseball game, and nominated all four men who were inducted into Monument Park this season.