In response to crix's comment:
Sorry, but avoiding the humiliation of losing after squandering a 6 run lead then a 2 run lead, taxing the bullpen through 14 innings does not make for a "great win." We will praise the pitching staff on the nights when they can hold such leads with 8 runs of support, when Bailey can record 3 outs without walking the bases loaded - but not last night.
The point is there are 162 games in a season and some of them get ugly. People come in here and treat a guy who's been good all year like a bum because he's had one bad night. If we always judged players based on one game then I'm sure at one point there were fans calling Ted Williams the worst player out there.
You win games like last night you make it to the playoff period! This is the game we lose last year and that's the difference. I understand that you can't blow a 6 run lead either but it happens. Even MO doesn't close out games.....IT HAPPENS
14 innings was taxing to the bullpen but it would have been in vein if they lost, and with the ya kees off and tampa bay not far behind it was a very important game. so yes it was a GREAT WIN. Excuse me for being a positive Peter......you can now go back to drinking your half empty cup of coffee.