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6 for 6, 4 RBI, 1 double, 1 run, 1 stolen base.

Johnny Damon tied this game up with a 2 RBI single in the bottom of the eighth at 10-10. Then Mo came in and did the unthinkable, coughing up a solo shot to David DeJesus to put the Royals back up 11-10. After Jorge Posada tied the game up with a solo shot of his own in the bottom of the ninth, Johnny Damon came to the plate with two men on and two men out. A ground-rule double later and what could've been one of the worst losses of the season turned into another walk-off winner, their second in three days.

A big comeback win, but should it have been? Mo has been nearly perfect this season, he gets a pass. No way you expect DeJesus to turn on a get-me-over fastball to lead off the inning. He settled and put away the next three batters with ease. Pettitte was atrocious through his first 6 2/3 of work, allowing 6 earned, but I can't really blame him for the grand slam to Jose Guillen. Why the hell was he still in there? Girardi has to take the heat for that one. Not only had Pettitte already thrown 110 pitches in 90+ degree heat with several long layoffs, but he'd also been owned by Guillen all day long. Leaving Pettitte in for that at bat was asinine.

Joba will make his second start tomorrow afternoon against Greinke.

Player of The Game: Johnny D!
Team Record: 31-31
Damon (sans mustache): Nada, to busy hitting ropes and winning games.


by Brian on Jun 7 2008
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