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Why the Yankees Are Thanking The Baseball Gods For Luis Castillo

Published by on June 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Yankees were seconds away from losing the first game of the Subway Series and their fourth game in a row.

As Alex Rodriguez's threw down his bat in disgust after popping up a pitch from Francisco Rodriguez, the Mets' reliable closer, something unbelievable happened. 

The Mets' second baseman, Luis Castillo was attempting to settle under the pop up and as he was about to squeeze his glove on the ball, the ball dropped out of his glove, allowing Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira to score. 

The Yankees won 9-8 due to an error. A ball that should've been caught, that was almost caught, won them the game. 

After a lousy performance by Joba Chamberlain who only lasted four innings, th...

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