GAME 128: After finally getting past Chicago ace Chris Sale, and three outs away from a win, closer David Robertson gave up a tying home run on his first pitch in the 9th. Brain McCann came off the bench with two on in the bottom of the 10th and clubbed a home run just over the right field wall.
Offense Rallies Again
Down 3-0 in the sixth inning to Sale, things were not looking good. An error by left-fielder Dayan Viciedo opened the floodgates for some timely hitting off of Sale, taking a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the inning. After dropping the first two of the homestand, the Yankees ended it with their 4th straight victory.
Here’s the box score.
ROSTER MOVES: As reported by MLB Trade Rumors:
The Yankees have released righty Jim Miller, Chad Jennings of Lohud Yankees Blogtweets. Miller pitched in two games for the Yankees earlier this season, but spent most of the year at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he posted a 3.30 ERA with 9.4 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 57 1/3 innings. The Yankees outrighted him last month.
Today in Yankees Baseball History
MEMORY LANE: A few days ago, behind the crisp pitching of Brandon McCarthy, the Yankees set a game time record for the new Stadium at 2:07, in a 3-0 win over the Astros. Try this one on for size. On August 24th, 1977, the Yankees hammered the visiting Minnesota Twins 11-1. New York pounded out 13 hits, including 4 home runs from Chris Chambliss, Bucky Dent, Mickey Rivers, and Roy White. Catfish Hunter went the distance, scattering 4 hits and improving to a 9-7 record. Time of the game? 2:05.
On August 24, 1994, the Yankees signed Cristian Guzmán as an amateur free agent. Guzmán was traded to the Minnesota Twins in 1998 as part of the deal that brought Chuck Knoblauch to The Bronx.
In 1986, the club signed Jim Leyritz as an amateur free agent.
NOT YANKEES RELATED but too good not to mention — on August 24th, 1951, in another of Bill Veeck‘s legendary PR stunts, “Fans Managers’ Night,” a thousand fans behind the Browns dugout are given ‘yes’ and ‘no’ placards to vote on decisions by the Browns coaches. The fans coach the Browns to a 5-3 win over Philadelphia.