As John Sterling loves to say, “The Melkman delivers again!” That is what happened today as Melky Cabrera hit a walk-off, two run shot in the bottom of the 14th to win the game 9-7. It was Melky’s second homer of the game. He has 4 on the year. Melky went deep from both sides of the plate today, an impressive feat. But, this game got off to a rocky start for the Yanks.
Kurt Suzuki hit a 3 run homer in the 2nd. It was reviewed, but the ball did clear the fence. Oakland led 3-0. CC Sabathia was in trouble. In the bottom of the frame, the Yanks got 2 runs back, as Matsui and Cabrera went back-to-back. The game was back and forth from there, with Jeter hitting a bomb to dead center. The A’s tied it at 7 in the 7th on a Matt Holliday single. The Yanks loaded them up in the bottom frame, but failed to score.
In the 14th, Nick Swisher led off with a walk. Former Yankee Dan Giese was pitching. Next, Matsui flew out. Then, Cabrera drilled a pitch deep into the right field seats, and “New York, New York” blared in throughout the stadium. Jose Veras got the win, with Giese taking the loss. The Yankees swept the 2 game series, the postponed game will be made up in July when Oakland visits again.
NOTES: The Yankees improved to 10-6 with the win, Oakland dropped to 5-10… Chien-Ming Wang will be sent down to Tampa soon. He will obviously be skipped in Boston, as a result. He will try to regain his stuff in extended spring training… This was the first sweep by the Yankees at the new stadium… Tomorrow is an off day, the Yanks take on Boston over the weekend, at Fenway. Joba Chamberlain (0-0) will go against Jon Lester (1-2)… Gametime is 7:10PM…