Deja Vu All Over Again

Sunday, July 4, 2010

On the Fourth of July 2009, the Yankees defeated the Blue Jays on a walk off single by Jorge Posada. On the Fourth of July 2010, the Yankees defeated the Blue Jays on a walk off single, this time it was Marcus Thames, who came through with the pinch-hit bloop single in the bottom of the eleventh.

It wasn't the prettiest game either. The Yankees had three baserunners thrown out at home plate, including Nick Swisher twice, they blew a 3-1 and 6-5 lead, and even the Blue Jays had trouble, as DeWayne Wise lost a ball in the sun that resulted in an "inside the park home run" for Brett Gardner. It should have been ruled an error, but, whatever.

The most shocking thing was Mariano Rivera blowing his first save in his last 2o chances as he allowed three singles in the top of the ninth for the Blue Jays to tie the game 6-6. You rarely see that from Rivera and everytime he blows a save the talks of is he done usually rise. But after just being named to the All Star team and the fact the Yankees won, there probably won't be much talk of a declining Rivera, because he really isn't declining at all.

It was a hot day and probably frustrating for the fans who stuck out all 11 innings, but in the end the Yankees won and they got to witness the second pie in the face of the season, once again going to Marcus Thames.


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