LADY AT THE BAT: Another Yankees Walk-Off Win: Not So Rare Anymore?

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Another Yankees Walk-Off Win: Not So Rare Anymore?

A week ago today, I wrote about the Yankees second walk-off win of the season, how they came from four runs down to earn a split of their two-game set with the Colorado Rockies. I called it a "rare walk-off win," urging readers to tone down their celebration, because these were, after all, the 2016 New York Yankees.

I had no faith that this year's team could pull off another thrilling walk-off win, let alone score six runs in the ninth as they did last night.  While they trailed 6-1 in the sixth, I entertained myself by discussing possible seller scenarios with other fans on Twitter, wondering if Yankee brass would have the guts to actually be sellers.  However, by the ninth inning I had all but forgotten such thoughts, thanks to Brian McCann's second HR of the game (tying the score) and Didi Gregorius's walk-off blast.

After the game, Didi hopped onto Twitter:

A week ago I would have rolled my eyes and said, "Yeah, yeah, sure." However, the fact that they were able to come back and win a game after being dead in the water TWICE, two weeks in a row, makes me wonder if Didi is right. He's not giving up. His teammates are not giving up. So, maybe I shouldn't give up either.

Two weeks ago I said that the next two weeks needed to be do or die for this team. While they didn't quite "do," they made sure that they didn't die. Hopefully they can continue to keep death in the rear view mirror.

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