Joe Girardi replaced relief pitcher David Robertson with
pitch hitter Eric Hinske in the top of the fifth inning. For Hinske, tonight’s
at-bat broke an interesting major league record, as he became the first player
to take the field in three consecutive Word Series with three different teams.
In 2007, Hinske won a World Series ring with the Boston Red
Sox. And last season, he was on the Tampa Bay Rays, who lost the Fall Classic
to the Phillies.
Of greater significance, Hinske earned a walk in his
historic at-bat, and came around to score the Yankees’ second run of the game.
The Yankees are trailing 6-2, but there is a lot of baseball
yet to be played tonight.
–Alfred Santasiere III