I said I was not going to post until Friday, but that was one heck of a gritty comeback by the Yanks. Even after falling behind 6-1 (I did think the matchup was not favorbale for Vazquez) and part of that was a terrible rundown by Posada which allowed 2 more runs to score. The Yankees scored enough runs to come back but left a lot of guys on base in key spots. Jeter hurt them with a K and Swisher struck out once again in a spot with a uy on 3rd and less than 2 outs (he has done that a ton this season). It seemed like they would just fall short with all the failed opportunities, but Thames had a fantastic game and Berkman also had a couple big AB's (a long double and a great AB in the 9th swinging at every strike and taking every ball working a very hard fought walk. Granderson correctly pinch ran or Berkman and Gardner came through with a lucky single. After a wild pitch we caught another break as Jeter dribbled one up the middle that somehow got through before Thames knocked in the go ahead an winning run.
Rivera allowed a leadoff triple, but then got the job done by getting a short bloop to right that Kearns caught (barely) and then sawed off one of the best hitters in the game to induce a grounder back to the Genius Maker before getting Vlad to ground out for the victory!!!