In the bottom of the 4th inning, the Yankees
scored three runs to take a 3-1 lead.
The inning was bittersweet, though, because the Jorge Posada
hit into an inning-ending double play that left three runners on base — and
left the Yankees yearning to put the game out of reach.
But the Yankees accomplished more than scoring those three
runs in the 4th. They chased Angels’ starting pitcher Joe Saunders
from the game. That gives Yankees hitters five long innings to attack an Angels
bullpen that has struggled in the ALCS.
If the Yankees hitters are patient at the plate, they will
get at least one more opportunity for a big inning.
–Alfred Santasiere III