"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Swisher walks off

b84c76ff4cc63a6483f57b32a9a0e907-getty-85133430jm024_tampa_bay_rayNick Swisher joined the long line of Yankees who have had walk-off hits this season.  Swisher hit a one-out solo home run to right against Dan Wheeler in the bottom of the ninth to lead the Yankees to a 3-2 victory.  They have now reached 90 wins and are 40 games above .500.

The home run, his 26th, was Swisher’s second of the game.  This was strange because he had only hit three previous home runs at Yankee Stadium this season.  He also homered from both sides of the plate.

Chad Gaudin allowed one earned runs and six hits over 6+ innings, striking out six.  Phil Hughes actually faltered in his inning of work, allowing a game-tying home run to Jason Bartlett in the eighth.  It was his first blown save of the season and it was the first earned run he allowed in a game since Aug. 4.

The Yankees will go for the four-game sweep of the Rays tomorrow night with Joba Chamberlain on the mound.

(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)


ethan said...

Nick Swisher has always had a low avg. .280 would be great but I think .260 is what we are going to get. It's a good thing he walks. He should have more HR now on the southside.
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Myron Smith said...

This is a good decision by Nick Swisher because his average is very low. he gave space for the new upcoming and emerging players to win the race

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