MAY 31, 2009 (Moosic, PA) - Gotta give credit where it's due. The player of the game was undoubtedly one Darnell McDonald.
Crabman in the on-deck circle. I think tattoo on his neck says "Braveheart." Either that, or "Brendanukkah." One or the other.
Drew Stubbs is too cool for school in his shades:
Danny Dorn warms up in left field:
On the mound for the SWB Yankees was Josh "Control" Towers:
Towers was once despised in Yankeeland. Now he is a Yankee. Go figure.
Ramon Ramirez started for the Bats:
Drew Stubbs was batting second again. He went 2 for 5.
Bats fans didn't have to wait long for the three-run homer. Michael Griffin provided one in the top of the 2nd.
He was not exactly lights-out. Luckily, Towers was worse.
Crabman made a diving, tumbling catch, turning what looked like a sure double into an out.
McDonald followed it up with a two-run homer in the 3rd:
Left fielder John Rodriguez watches it go:
Austin Jackson and Shelley Duncan try to field it off the wall:
Bolivar scored on a Danny Richar single.
Darnell hit a double:
That plated Richar.
Yankees fans were wondering why a stud like Darnell wasn't at least a fourth outfielder somewhere in the bigs.
But Ramirez let the Yankees back in, by giving up five singles and a walk in the fourth.
Dorn fields a ball in front of the Yankees bullpen:
Rick Sweet takes the ball from Ramirez:
Ramirez heads to the showers.
Robert Manual took over.
Josh Towers was also pulled at 3.2 innings, and Paul Bush came in.
Shelley Duncan led off the 5th.
He fouled it to left, where it dropped in between Dorn and Griffin:
Dorn got the error.
I was worried that the Bats would pay for that mistake, but Shelley Duncan ended up grounding out. He went only 1 for 4 in this game, and his only hit was just a single.
Brian Peterson was 0 for 4, with four Ks.
Michael Griffin is not afraid to get his uniform dirty:
Pedro Viola pitched 1.2 innings.
Drew Stubbs sets up underneath a fly ball.
Josh Roenicke got the last two outs.
Bats win, 7-5.