Sunday, June 10, 2012
NEW YORK—Russell Martin connected for a game-winning home run in the bottom of the ninth, his second long ball of the game, as the Yankees walked off the Mets in dramatic fashion for a 5-4 victory on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
Martin’s high, arcing blast off losing pitcher Jon Rauch came on a full-count offering after Rafael Soriano had blown his first save in 10 chances this year, as Lucas Duda and Ike Davis connected for back-to-back doubles opening the top half of the ninth.
With his two homers, Martin’s season line is up to .216/.348/.432. Yeah, the average is ugly but there’s nothing wrong with an OPS of .780 out of a good defensive catcher in the post-Posada era.
The WPA graph for this game is fun to look at.
Soriano tried his best to blow the game, but Boone Logan came in and cleaned up his mess to get the game to Martin’s AB.
All in all, it was a good weekend to be a Yankee fan. The Yankees haven’t swept the Mets at home since 2003. Yay sweep!
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