Game 2 of the
2009 ALDS between the Yankees and the Twins ended more than 12 hours ago, but I
just put it into perspective.
The next few
innings had the feel of a roller coaster. In the bottom of the tenth, Brett
Gardner (who was pinch running for Jorge Posada) stole second base and then
advanced to third on Joe Nathan’s errant throw into center field. He was on
third base with one out, and a win seemed to be moments away. But Derek Jeter
hit a line drive to Twins shortstop Orlando Cabrera, who caught the ball and
doubled up Garnder at third. Just like that, the inning was over.