Javier from Walton Avenue had no trouble describing the Yankees’ extra-inning win on Saturday.
“It was like being on a bus going downhill with no brakes,” he said. “You couldn’t get off so just hold on tight.”
It finally rolled to a stop when Melky Cabrera drilled a game-winning single in the 10th inning.
“Melky was the hero,” Javier said. “Everyone will remember that last knock, but he had two other big hits to help us get to extra innings. And starting the relay that nailed (Matt) Stairs at the plate in the top of the 10th inning was probably the play of the game.”
They needed every big hit and every big play to keep the game from getting out of control.
“I’m just glad it’s finally over,” said Javier, “and that we survived.”