It's an off day and it's a slow news day so we're doing an open thread. The Yankees start a three-game series with the A's tomorrow, are going to Boston for a three-gamer over the weekend and then the All-Star break will be upon us. Can you believe it? This season seems to be flying by.
When I saw today's date, I realized I attended a game that ended in an exciting way so I decided to take a look back at this day in Yankees' history.
Seven years ago tonight, Brett Gardner hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning off Jonathan Papelbon to lead the Yankees to a 5-4 win over the Red Sox. I was at the game with a Red Sox fan. I went home happy, she didn't. Too bad, so sad.
Five years ago tonight, Alex Rodriguez hit two home runs and collected five RBI en route to a 6-1 over the A's.
Three years ago tonight, the Yankees participated in a bit of a slugfest with the Red Sox that was in 5-5 tie after the first inning came to a close and ended 10-8 in the Yankees' favor. Hiroki Kuroda and Josh Beckett started the game while Boone Logan got the win and Andrew Miller picked up the loss.
A year ago this afternoon, Derek Jeter played in his last game in Target Field and finished with three hits. Well, his last regular season, non-All Star game at Target Field. Jacoby Ellsbury had four hits including a home run and the Yankees won 9-7.
Enjoy your evening!