Posted on : 28-06-2010 | By : KelsODonnell | In : Kelsey's Pinstripe Corner
The Yankees closed out a series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the most dramatic fashion you can think of. The final game of the series was filled with struggles, but the Yankees proved why they led the league last year in come-from-behind wins.
The great Andy Pettitte proved that he was human yesterday. He struggled very badly and was only able to pitch through five innings. In those innings he gave up six hits and five runs (four of them earned) and only struck out five. That unearned run came from a throwing error that he made to third base.
“With the bad throws in that inning, I gave them three runs in that inning, and that was hard to swallow,” says Pettitte. “I scuffled with my mechanics a little bit, but other than that I felt good. You go from really frustrated, having a chance to win the series, I just feel I gave the win to them.”
Clayton Kershaw pitched a great game for the Dodgers. He lasted seven innings and gave up just four hits and two runs. Those runs came off a two-run home run to Alex Rodriguez.
Just when the Dodgers thought they had this series, the closer Jonathan Broxton gave up four runs to let the Yankees tie the game. Once again, the Yankees rookies were the stars of clutch hitting the the Yankees victory. Chad Huffman collected his first two career RBI to make the game 6-5 Dodgers and then Colin Curtis hit and RBI groundout to first base to tie the game up. In the top of the 10th inning, Robinson Cano hit a two run home run to make the game 8-6 Yankees which would be the final score of the game.
“What a great win for us. What a come back,” says Andy Pettitte. “To be able to do what we did in the ninth inning against their closer, it was fun to watch. Our guys were fired up and it was a good win for us.”
“It shows what kind of team we’ve got,” says rookie Chad Huffman. “We showed a lot of character tonight. You just go up there and try to find a good pitch to hit. When you get something good to hit you drive it.”