Down by one and down to your last strike of the game. It doesn’t come any closer than that, does it? What a spot for Jason Giambi to deliver a pinch-hit walk-off tater.
I would like to know when the last time was that a Yankee hit a homerun in the 9th inning, at Yankee Stadium, with 2 outs and a count of 0-2 on them? I found a few recent situations where a Yankee hit a 2-out, 0-2, homer on the road, in the 9th inning. But, nothing for it happening at the Stadium. This was, truly, a special moment for Giambi.
Now, to the bigger issue: Chien-Ming Wang.
This is four bad starts in a row for him. Did he even try the Hsiung Huang Wine?
You have to wonder about Wang at this point. Maybe this is why the Yankees didn’t want to offer him an extension this spring? Is it true that he has a torn rotator cuff that has never been repaired? Is that becoming an issue for him now?
In any event, how about Kevin Youkilis and Manny Ramirez acting like guests on Jerry Springer today? I can’t wait to hear what that was all about.