Johnny Damon's Double Steal Video
Johnny Damon advances to third base after he stole second base in the top of the ninth inning against Pedro Feliz #7 (R) and Jimmy Rollins #11. (Getty Images)more pics »Johnny Damon was set up with the perfect opportunity for a rare solo double steal in Sunday's World Series as the Yankees ran away with Game 4 in the 9th inning. And it marks for a pretty great highlight video.
Johnny Damon books it for 3rd base. (Getty)
As the defense shifted against batter Mark Teixeira, Damon stole 2nd base. He looked up and saw that because of the defensive shift, there was no one covering 3rd so he made a run for it, catching the Phillies in a moment of strange vulnerability. That put Damon in scoring position and after pitcher Brad Lidge hit Teixeira with a pitch, that put 2 on base. Cue A. Rod to step up and deliver a double to score Damon, and put the Yankees up by in the top of the 9th inning.
Jorge Posada was next up and hit a single that scored Rodriguez and Teixeira, and that put the game firmly out of reach for the Phillies as they went scoreless in the bottom of the 9th.