Gosh, Nick Swisher just can't seem to catch a break.
Swisher entered Thursday night's Game 4 with a .172 career batting average in postseason play. And that was in 41 games.
Tonight, though, he led off the seventh inning and nearly hit a home run that would have given the Yankees a 2-1 lead. Instead his drive only reached the warning track, where Chris Davis made the catch. And in the 12th inning, he led off again and this time came even closer ...
Again, though, no luck.
Pedro Strop took over the Orioles in the 12th, and while he did almost give up one of the more dramatic home runs in Orioles history, the luck was with him and he wound up retiring the Yankees in order.
And so we're on to the 12th inning.