TSM Game of the Night

College of Sports Media Game of the Night:

Everything looked to be going New York’s way in the ALCS, until the bottom of the sixth of game three. Both games played in the Bronx ended with different scores, but the result was the same – a Yankees win. For game three the series switched to LA, but the Yankees kept rolling. Derek Jeter led off the game with his second home run of the postseason. Yanks up 1-0. In the fourth, Alex Rodriguez took Jeff Weaver deep and the Yanks now led 2-0. Top of the fifth and Johnny Damon gets into the long ball act. Before you know it Yanks lead 3-0. The Angels cut into the lead in the bottom half of the inning. Howie Kendrick went deep off of Yankee starter Andy Petite, but the Halos still trailed 3-1. Then in the bottom of the sixth with Bobby Abreu on first and two down Vladimir Guerrero stepped up to the plate. On a 2-2 count, Guerrero hit his first post-season homer and the Angels suddenly had new life. The game ended up going into extra innings. In the bottom of the tenth, Abreu tried to stretch a double into a triple and was tagged out trying to get back to second. Were things swinging back New York’s way? The very next inning Angel’s back up catcher Jeff Mathis blasted a ball of the wall in left-centre and Kendrick scored all the way from first. LA won the game 5-4 and gained so much needed momentum.

That brings us to game four tonight. The Yanks stick to their three man rotation as big lefty, CC Sabathia makes his second start of the series. He dominated in game one, going eight strong, striking out seven and only giving up one earned run. The Angels counter with a south paw of their own, Scott Kazmir. Kazmir struggled in his only other play off start. He was roughed up for five run over six innings in the game clinching game of the ALDS.

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