GAME 123: Tonight, a team that is 22 games out of first place showed the Yankees how to play ball in a pennant race. The Houston Astros came back from a 2-0 deficit, then broke a 4-4 tie with a 3-run ninth inning to stun New York.
Astros Get to D-Rob in 9th
David Robertson grooved a 3-0 fastball over the heart of the plate. Astros slugger Chris Carter had the green light. And that was that.
Once Again, Offense Fails in Clutch
The Post-Season Hunt
The division? Fuggitaboutit. After tonight’s setback against the Astros, the Yanks are now 4 games out of the second Wild Card slot with 39 games to go.
Today in Yankees Baseball History
MEMORY LANE: On August 19, 2000, the 67-52 first place Yankees defeated the Anaheim Angels 9-1, behind a complete game effort from Andy Pettitte. David Justice blasted 2 solo home runs, and Luis Sojo hit a 2-run blast. The victory improved Pettitte’s record to 15-6.
Happy 79th Birthday to Bobbie Richardson!