Yankees Go Nuts in the 9th to Come Back and Walk Off

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Yankees Go Nuts in the 9th to Come Back and Walk Off

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Just recently, we discussed the insane comeback – capped off by a walk off inside the park home run – of the Yankees’ Double-A team, the Trenton Thunder. And here we are, not a few hours later, discussing the big league team’s five run comeback of their own.

On Wednesday evening, the New York Yankees took on the Texas Rangers – the best team in the American League – at home. After eight and half innings of play, the Yankees trailed 7-3 with just three outs to go. But then – almost exactly like the Thunder walk off – the score was tied after two singles, a walk and a home run.

Starlin Castro stepped up with one out and drew a walk, giving his good friend Didi Gregorious the chance to be a hero at home … and that’s exactly who he was:

Didi’s home run capped off a six run ninth inning and gave the Yankees a dramatic 9-7 walk off win. But, to be fair to the Rangers, Didi just barely got that one out. According to ESPN’s Home Run Tracker, he he hit the ball just 365 feet and under 100 MPH off the bat. In fact, Yankee Stadium is the only ball park in MLB where that ball leaves the yard. Luckily, that’s where he hit it, because that’s where it counts!

For the Yankees’ organization that’s another good comeback – a lucky one – but a good one, nonetheless.

Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami