Originally posted on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 9/6/12
After Russell Martin's go-ahead home run last night I flipped the channel on the TV, and didn't find out that the Yankees held on and won until I woke up this morning. I was so happy to hear that they won the game, and even happier to hear that the Orioles lost, giving the Yankees back their one-game division lead. But that happiness was short-lived. After my morning workout I checked online and saw that, had it not been for an Elliot Johnson error, the Yankees might have lost the game. It was an error that led to their one win in the previous series against the Orioles. Had it not been for these errors the Yankees would be staring at a 6-game losing streak and, possibly, third place in the standings.  However, I'm not that bad of a pessimist. I realize that there were a few good things to take away from last night's game:  A-Rod's timely hitting, Russell Martin's 2-hit, 3-RBI night, and Rafael Soriano's 1-2-3 ninth. Martin's performance was especially encouraging. The Yankees ...
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