Thursday, June 5, 2008

Giambi is Clutch

Bottom of the ninth inning, two outs, two strikes and two men on, Jason Giambi hits a game winning, three-run home run. After a horrible start to the season, Giambi has had one of the hottest bats lately, and came through today when the team needed him most. Molina was due up in the lineup, but Joe Girardi put Giambi in to pinch hit and it paid off. Michael Kay was quick to dub this game the biggest game of the year for the Yanks.

Chien Ming Wang got away with one. He had a horrible outing, giving up seven runs (six earned) and was looking like he was going to end up the losing pitcher. The Yankees relievers held fast, not giving up a run until Farnsworth came on in the ninth to give up three hits and a run. The Yankees offense had several chances, including a bases loaded situation in the eighth.

This was an important win for the Yankees, especially after blowing the bases loaded situation in the eighth. Hopefully this will provide a boost to clubhouse morale.

Kyle Farnsworth did get the win, despite his rocky ninth inning performance. Wang dodged the bullet of another loss. Hopefully Wang will get his groove back soon, but a win is a win.


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