A couple of hours from now, we will know how big the bottom of the third was. We probably won't be talking much about it. We'll be talking about how the game was decided. But we shouldn't forget how CC Sabathia held it together when it looked like it was falling apart.
Josh Hamilton walked, Vladimir Guerrero extended the count to 3-and-2, Hamilton stole second and Jorge Posada made a throw that was more offline than anything Sabathia has delivered. Sabathia balked, so there was a runner on third with one out.
But the Yankees pulled the infield in and got two groundouts. End of threat. No extra momentum for Texas.
Sixty-seven pitches by Sabathia.