Normal people were in bed just before 2 AM this morning, but idiots like me who dig baseball a little too much, and have a hard time falling asleep like normal folks, were up watching the Yankees and Angels. So as you sip your morning Starbucks, here’s something that’ll put some hop in your step and make you smile.
I’m happy to report that a guy you’ve probably never heard of came up huge in the bottom of the 10th to beat NY and push the Sox lead up to five games. Ryan Budde, who had his first big league hit against Josh Beckett on Friday night came up with his first big league RBI in the 10th, hitting a slicing liner to right-center that landed neaty between Melky Cabrera and Bobby Abreu. The hit made a loser of Sean Henn and the Yanks just seconds after Howie Kendrick had sliced his own double to right to set things up.
While it was great to watch the Yankees lose, I’ll tell you another thing, it was great to watch an awesome baseball game. The teams went back and forth and you could tell that this game was a bit more important than your average mid-August game. Both teams have playoff aspirations and played like the calendar was two months ahead. My favorite moment was the battle between Rivera and Vlad in the ninth. Vlad’s first cut looked like he was trying to hit a ball to Oakland. Pitch No. 2 was up and in, a bit of a message, and then the third offering was also in, but Vlad being Vlad, he somehow got ahold of it and drilled it to left for a single.
Great game, and better result. I’ll be back later today with other stuff.
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