New York Yankees defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 5-4
The book says you bring in the lefthander to neutralize the lefthanded bat.
Hideki Matsui hopes opposing managers keep reading that book.
With the Yankees trailing by two runs in the eighth inning Wednesday night, Toronto skipper Cito Gaston brought in lefty Scott Downs. Downs was the logical choice, having allowed just one run in his last 12 appearances covering 112/3 innings.
But logic tends to go out the window when Matsui is involved, and Wednesday night was j...
The say started with the Yankees anxiously awaiting word on Jorge Posada's suspension, a leftover from their nasty fracas with the Blue Jays Tuesday night. It ended with smiles and whipped-cream pie as they got to celebrate a walk-off hit by - of all people - Francisco Cervelli, their third-string catcher.
Cervelli rapped a single into left field in the ninth inning to lift the Yankees to their 14th walk-off victory of the season, a 5-4 decision over Toronto in front of...