Horror, Heroics Mark Yanks Walk-Off Win

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Chase Headley delivers a game-winning groundout to plate Brendan Ryan, giving the Yankees an 8-7 walk-off win in the 10th inning at Yankee Stadium on August 17, 2015

Game 117 / 65-52 / 1st / +1G : The line-drive come backer that nails a pitcher square in the noggin. The worst thing that can happen in baseball. Your heart sinks when you see it or hear about it. And tonight it happened to Yankees starter Bryan Mitchell. Forget the walk-off win. Forget the critical victory in a tight pennant race. The good news is that it was not a direct hit to Mitchell’s eye socket. Our prayers are with him.

Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.

Yankees 8, Twins 7

The Big Shot

The Walk-Off

  • Brian McCann   Almost lost in the overall drama of tonight’s game was the brute force offense McCann provided that set up the Yankees for the ultimate win. Going 3-5 with 5 RBI, the backbone of the pitching staff single-handedly kept New York in the game…

“Off the hat, then the nose, then center field. Obviously I never saw it. As soon as it hit me, I knew that I had just gotten hit, but my eyes were OK, my jaw was OK. I knew that I was basically alive” ‐ Bryan Mitchell  (h/t: Chad Jennings / LoHud)

FOOTNOTES : A very Happy 44th Birthday to Jorge Posada!

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