Yankee Notes: Ghost of the Boss Helps Yanks Win

Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst IJuly 17, 2010

NEW YORK - JULY 16:  Curtis Granderson #14 of The New York Yankees scores the winning run as he beats the tag of Kelly Shoppach #10 of TheTampa Bay Rays as Mark Teixeira #25 celebrates  from a Nick Swisher hit in the ninth inning on July 16, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx Borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Last night’s game became an instant Yankee Classic thanks to the Ghost of the Boss that helped the Yankees come back twice as they walked-off against the Tampa Rays 5-4 .

Here are some notes:

  • The Yankees were down 3-1 and a pair of solo shots by Robinson Cano and Jorge Posada tied the game at three.
  • Then down 4-3 Nick Swisher homered to tie it at four.
  • Swisher then ended the game in walk-off fashion with a single to right in the 9th inning.
  • Before the game the Yankees recalled 1B/DH Juan Miranda from Triple-A Scranton and sent IF/OF Kevin Russo down in his place.
  • Alfredo Aceves is once again putting off surgery for his back and will try to play catch this weekend.
  • Sergio Mitre was expected to join the team after the All-Star break, but hasn’t yet and there has been no word on exactly when he will be joining them.  He has a side session scheduled for today.
  • Nick Johnson has begun exercising his injured wrist, but has not started taking batting practice.
  • In honor of “The Boss” George Steinbrenner, TBS is planning on playing all of the Seinfeld episodes that Larry David appeared in as the Yankees late owner.

What a game last night, huh?

That game certainly had the feeling of a game that the Yankees were going to win no matter what.

Three home runs, it makes you think that The Ghost of the Boss might be helping the Yankees out from here on…if you believe in that kind of stuff.

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