5. Monday’s Magic

Getting no-hit through seven innings seemed to be the cherry on top of an awful weekend against Toronto. In the end it turned out to be a footnote.

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez was on point Monday night. He shut down the Bronx Bombers to the tune of no runs, one hit and six strikeouts over 7.2 innings of work.

New York was staring at a 1-run deficit heading into the top of the ninth.

Then Alex Rodriguez and Slade Heathcott happened.

A-Rod doubled home a run to tie it up, and the youngster Heathcott smashed a three-run shot off Rays closer Brad Boxberger. The Yanks closed the door on a 4-1 comeback victory which created much needed excitement up and down the clubhouse.

It is this type of moment that can propel a team on a run towards playoff momentum.