Jose Molina took down his old team delivering a walk off RBI single in the 9th.
With the win Toronto denied C.C. Sabathia a 20th win and Mariano Rivera didn’t get a shot at 6o1 saves. All in all, good night for the Jays.
And while Dustin McGowan didn’t get the win, he pitched a heck of a lot better than he did last time out, tossing five innings of three run ball. He did actually leave the game with a chance to win, but Jesse Litsch couldn’t preserve the lead. Most encouraging about McGowan was the fact he gave up just two free passes against a very patient Yankees lineup.
Adam Lind played the role of hero, against a lefty no less, cranking a three run RBI off C.C. himself. He now has 83 RBI and will more than likely fall short of 100 for the year. Still, considering he missed a month due to injury, he’s had an outstanding year.
Henderson Alvarez gets his shot against the Bronx Bombers tomorrow. It could get ugly but at the same time he’s given up just three runs in his past 21 innings. He’ll face Bartolo Colon who is 8-9 on the season. Great chance to win the series if the bats continue to stay hot.
The only sad news to come out of tonight was the fact that Boston defeated Tampa Bay. This loss could very well be the deciding factor on their season as they now sit four back and have lost a lot of momentum. Boston also have seven left with the Orioles, who are just limping to the finish line.
Still I haven’t given up hope. A Boston collapse would still make me a very, very, very happy blogger.