Bottom 2: Jorge Posada called out on strikes against Matt Moore
Bottom 4: struck out swinging against Moore
Bottom 6: singled to right against Dane De La Rosa
Bottom 7: struck out swinging against Alexander Torres
Bottom 8: struck out swinging against Jake McGee
Final Line: 1-for-5, 4 K
Notes: Posada collected his first golden sombrero of the year on Thursday night against the Rays. It’s important to note that each of his strikeouts came against left-handers, as he was forced to hit from the right side – his single came against De La Rosa, a right-hander. Appearing in only 110 games this season due to his deteriorated skillset behind the plate and the offseason acquisition of Russell Martin, Posada is currently sporting a career-low slash line of .238/.315/.398. It’ll be interesting to see how much (or how little) playing time Posada receives this postseason.
Total 2011 Sombreros: 122