You just have to wonder if the Eighth Inning in tonight's game was their 2012 "high water mark". The Yankees were down by five late in the game against a bullpen that is almost a sure thing. With two outs they string together a series of hits and walks to tie the game aided by Buck's interesting decision to allow a wildly ineffective Pedro Strop to pitch to left hander Ichiro with the game on the line; which resulted in the Yankees tying the game.
Before the NY dugout was finishing their high fives Adam Jones
hit a moon shot to put the Orioles ahead again and he was followed by back to back homers resulting in three more runs. Before the Bombers were able to record the first out of inning they were behind by four again. After the horrible stretch they've had over the last month you would have to think that they NEEDED this win tonight after they came back. To have it slip away so quickly and dramatically will really test their character. The Yankees are a veteran team that knows how to overcome adversity, but you could just SEE the entire dugout deflate during that carnage.
We'll have to see whether NY can come back tomorrow, but I wouldn't be surprised if they're flat for the rest of this series. If they miss the playoffs this year they can probably point a finger and say this was the night it all slipped away.