Lew Ford picked off, Yankees looking for another walkoff

So, here's one thing you're really not supposed to do in the ninth inning of a tie game that you have to win:

Ospicked

That was Lew Ford getting picked off by Rafael Soriano.

Oh, and here's the super-best part: Ford was a pinch runner!

With one out, Jim Thome had reached on an infield single (yes, Jim Thome).

Thome's slower than your grandma, of course. So Buck Showalter sent Lew Ford in the game. And Lew Ford was going to steal second base. Except that didn't work out so well. Instead he made the second out, and Soriano struck out Mark Reynolds for the third.

So just like Game 3, we're heading to the bottom of the ninth with the Yankees just one swing away from bedlam. But the past is not prologue, and nothing is predestined.

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