New York Yankees’ Slade Heathcott, center, celebrates his three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Brad Boxberger with Chris Young, left, and Brian McCann, right, during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
How about that game by the Yankees last night?
You had a starting pitcher give a performance that was desperately needed both for himself, and for the team, and you had an offense that was stymied all night by the opposing starter, but was woken up late thanks to a clutch run scoring double by the oldest member of the team, and a game-winning, first-pitch three-run home run by one of the younger players with the least amount of MLB service time.
They were seconds away from a disastrous loss and instead, it became pandemonium in mere moments.
CC Sabathia and the much-needed good start
Sabathia came into last night’s game with a 5.16 ERA on the season and always had trouble in Tropicana Field in the past, but he picked things up there recently and thanks to last night’s start he has now a 1.74 ERA (4 ER – 20.2 IP), .233 BAA (16-73) in his last three starts there.…