Unlikely catalysts lead Yankees' 8-6 comeback
June 27, 2010 | 10:38 pm
On a team with Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez, it was Yankees outfielder Chad Huffman who picked up two runs batted in on a opposite-field hit to shallow right field, which cut the Dodgers' lead to 6-5 in the ninth inning.
“It’s what you dream about when you’re a kid," Huffman said. “That’s what you do in that situation -- come through.”
He wasn’t the only other lesser known Yankee to make it big Sunday night.
The other was a hit from outfielder Colin Curtis.
Curtis was tagged out at first, but Dodgers first baseman James Loney made a controversial decision to make the throw to home plate instead of second. Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson was called safe and the game was tied, 6-6.
Afterward, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez said: “You can’t say enough about our young kids.”
“Every single one of those guys had some unbelievable at-bats. Give those guys a lot of credit.”
In the end, it was second baseman Robinson Cano's home run to left field that gave the Yankees an 8-6 lead.
But no one forget the part Huffman and Curtis played.
“That was quite a miracle,” Rodriguez said. “It took 25 guys.”
-- DeAntae Prince