Momentum

Get loud Yankees fans, your team is back in the game!

We are in the middle of yet another pitching duel, this one
between Pedro Martinez and A.J. Burnett.

Martinez had the upper hand early, pitching with a 1-0 lead
during the first three innings of World Series Game 2.

But Mark Teixeira led off the bottom of the fourth with a
line-drive home run to right-center field to tie the game. From my vantage
point (press box behind home plate), I knew Teixeira tied the game as soon as
he made contact with the ball. It was one of those perfectly hit shots that
couldn’t be hit any harder.

Not only did Teixeira’s home run draw the game even, it gave
the Yankees some momentum, which they have not yet had in this series. There is
a buzz in the Yankee Stadium crowd that was not there an inning ago.

If Burnett continues to mow down Phillies hitters, that buzz
should turn into a roar.

–Alfred Santasiere III

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