Binomially speaking, the odds of someone with a 12.1% strikeout rate coming in and fanning (at least) nine of 28 batters are 0.43%, or roughly once every 231 opportunities. That's just one example of how tonight's was one of the unlikeliest games we've seen in a long time.
Biggest Contribution: Jose Lopez, +15.0%
Biggest Suckfest: Kenji Johjima, -5.2%
Most Important At Bat: Sexson double, +12.3%
Most Important Pitch: Jeter single, -8.2%
Total Contribution by Pitcher(s): +30.7%
Total Contribution by Position Players: +19.3%
I was out of the house and missed the whole game, so it's time for another edition of You Write The Recap! And don't skimp on me either, since between Jarrod's crazyass performance, Randy looking mortal, the outfield playing defense for once, and Putz striking out A-Rod to end the game, I know there's a lot of material there. And if for whatever reason nothing comes to mind, just say something about Chris Snelling, since that always seems to go over well.
Evidently the key to beating the Yankees is to put them up against pitchers you think'll get smoked. Considering how each team looked in the days leading up, I think taking this series was pretty much the last thing any of us expected. You talk about a sweet reward after a week and a half of some of the most miserable baseball you'll ever see.
Jake Woods and Curt Schilling tomorrow night at 7:05pm PDT, as the ridiculously one-sided pitching matchups continue for another day.