Well, the bases got loaded with no outs and then Mariano started to work out of it. He struck out Nixon and induced a relatively slow grounder to A-Rod. But, then A-Rod made a pretty big error. After knocking down the ball, he couldn’t pick it up. So, a run scored and the bases remained loaded. Next, Mo got Ortiz to hit a slow roller to first, which brought the second out, but also brought in a run. It was downhill from there.
If A-Rod picks it cleanly, you have 2 outs and the game is over. If he picks it up after bobbling it, you have 1 out and then Ortiz is the last out and it’s a tie game at worst (possibly Yankees win). But, the mistake was made… Mo made some mistakes, too… but, he really didn’t look that bad. Especially on Nixon, Manny and Ortiz. He looked very good while facing them. This is a bit of tough luck with a bit of lack of performance on Mo and A-Rod’s parts and that’s it. Just got to move on and keep plugging.