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Gary Sanchez Walks It Off As The Yankees Rally Back From Two Down In The 9th To Sweep The Twins

What a ball game folks. Holy shit I’m practically shaking typing this. I knew the Yankees had a pretty good chance to tie this game when I saw Fernando Rodney enter in the 9th. The 41 year old, somehow still in the league, came in with a 4.05 ERA having blown two saves in a row. Didi Gregorius led off with a sharp ground ball to the third baseman Miguel Sano who stumbled and had to throw off balance to first. Bitch boy Logan Morrison was unable to make the scoop as Didi went to second on the throw out of play. Next up was Giancarlo Stanton who fisted out a slow roller to Sano, able to beat it out without a throw putting two men on with nobody out.

Due up was Gary Sanchez who entered today hitting .318 with four homers and 15 RBIs over his last 11 games. Rodney tried to come in on the hands of El Gary and left it too far over the plate. Sanchez proceeded to send the ball to Saturn. What a fucking turnaround after being no hit into the 6th inning by Kyle Gibson. Gibson, a guy who entered this game with the highest ERA of any pitcher vs. the Yankees with at least six starts, was fantastic. He got the Yankees to wave at his slider all day long, but thankfully he had to come out at some point. Addison Reed allowed the Yanks first run of the ball game in the 7th on an Aaron Hicks sac fly to center, cutting the lead to two. It didn’t seem huge at the time, but a two run deficit in the 9th is a whole different mindset than three.

Jordan Montgomery started for the Yanks and gave up two runs in five innings as his pitch count quickly rose to 98 pitches after just 15 outs. I thought he had really good stuff all game, but made one big mistake to Eduardo Escobar which did him in. I thought Domingo German gave this bullpen a much needed breather going three innings in relief, allowing just one run. With a big road stretch coming up, without an off day, Boone did not want to use any of his better arms and relied on German to give the Yankees a chance. He did just that. Tip of the cap to Dellin Betances as well, who came in the 9th inning and struck out the side on 13 pitches. He received his first win since MAY THIRD of last year.

That’s now six straight wins for the Yankees as they take their show on the road feeling as good as humanly possible. The next stretch for them is massive as they head to the Angels followed by Houston, and then come home for Cleveland and Boston. I said they needed at least 3 of 4 against the Twins and they one upped themselves with a sweep. What a fucking win. Walkoffs are the best, especially when you have Carrabis hovering over your shoulder just begging the Yankees would slip up. I’m having fun.

P.S. Shout out Tommy Smokes. His gambling magic with Dave carried us home. Dave had the Yankees and the over so he’ll gladly take a split here. KFC with a spectacular meltdown as well. Enjoy