Robinson Cano Adds to Yankees’ Late-Inning Magic in Walk-Off Win

August 12, 2009   ·     ·   Jump to comments
Article Source: Bleacher Report - New York Yankees

There has been a theme for the Yankees 2009 season.

If the game is tied in the 9th inning or extra innings, someone on the team is going to be a hero, because it seems like the Yankees are going to win the game somehow.

Wednesday’s game against the Blue Jays was no different.

The Yankees were tied 3-3 in the bottom of the 11th inning. Shawn Camp was brought into the game for Toronto to pitch.

In the 11th inning, he hit Alex Rodriguez on the padding, dropping him to the ground in pain. After A-Rod regained better feeling in his elbow, he trotted down to first and a major sigh of relief went throughout Yankee Stadium and Yankees Universe.

Next up was Jorge Posada and he hit a single, putting runners on first and second with only one out.

After Posada was Robinson Cano, who already hit a home run earlier in the game.

Cano took a Camp pitch and drove it to deep right field. It looked like it had to distance to be a three-run home run, but instead, it bounced at the bottom of the right field wall and went over Joe Inglett’s head. A-Rod came around with his arm raised in victory to score the winning run.

Cano has done it again for the Yankees with another walk-off hit, their 11th of the season, and the Yankees defeated Toronto 4-3 in 11 innings.

This win puts the Yankees at 71-43 on the season and no matter what the Red Sox do against the Tigers, they will at least have the 5 1/2 game lead in tact.

The Yankees also finish their home stand at 6-1 and won another series, taking two of three from Toronto. They will now start a West Coast trip starting tomorrow when they kick off a four-game series with the Seattle Mariners.

The Yankees got a decent outing from A.J. Burnett. He went six innings, allowed 10 hits (nine were singles) and three runs, walked two, and struck out seven. He did not factor into the decision.

It wasn’t Burnett’s best start, but he kept the Yankees in the game and that’s all you can ask for from your starter.

The Yankee bullpen continues to be very good, as it pitched more scoreless innings.

Phil Coke pitched 1/3 inning scoreless; David Robertson continued to show he can be very reliable, pitching 1 1/3 scoreless innings; Phil Hughes continued to overpower hitters with 1 1/3 innings scoreless.

The Yankees newest pitcher, Chad Gaudin, made his debut in pinstripes today and he too was very impressive, going two scoreless innings and striking out three hitters. Gaudin also picked up the victory, his first for the Yankees and his fifth of the season.

Gaudin will get his first chance to start for the Yankees on Sunday, taking Joba Chamberlain’s turn in the rotation against the Mariners. This will be Gaudin’s chance to show he belongs in the rotation.

Because the Yankee bullpen was dominant again, it gave the Yankees a chance for the walk-off chance. It is nearly impossible to keep the Yankee offense down when they are eventually going to get a good pitch to hit.

This time, it was Cano who was the hero, and again, covered by a pie in the face from Burnett.

Teams better learn quick that you can never count out the Yankees in any game, because they have the heart and the guts to come back to fight and win the game.

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