ALDS Game 5: Offense Falls to Detroit

The Tigers took advantage early and never looked back as the Tigers took the last game of the 5-game series with a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees, eliminating them from the postseason.   With Ivan Nova on the mound in the must-win Game 5; Don Kelly and Delmon Young jumped on hanging breaking […]

Three keys to reach the ALCS

  Thursday in the Bronx is a sudden-death, winner take all showdown between the Yankees and Tigers; one of the more exciting events in all of sports.  The atmosphere should be electric so the Yankees will feed off their crowd, but if they want a rematch with the Texas Rangers in the ALCS, three things […]

ALDS Game 4: Burnett Forces Game Five

With the season on the line, A.J. Burnett and remarkable defense by Granderson helped the Yankees stay alive and force the all-or-nothing Game 5 with tonight’s definitive 10-1 victory to put the series at 2-2.   Early in the game, the Yankees appeared to stumble out of the gates. A.J. Burnett had a very long […]

ALDS Game 3: Aces Duel & Detroit Wins

In what you could call a rematch of the Game 1 starters, aces CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander went at it in the 5-4 win for the Detroit Tigers, putting them ahead 2-1, one game away from advancing to the American League Championship Series.   The beginning of the game looked promising for the Yankees […]

Three Keys to a Three-Game Series

  With the ALDS tied at one game apiece, it is a best of three series (with Detroit holding home field advantage) to determine who advances to the League Championship Series.  Taking into account the first two games, here are three keys to the rest of the series: 1.  Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira Robinson […]

ALDS Game 2: Rally Falls Short For Tied Series

The Yankees rally late but it comes up short in today’s 5-3 loss to tie the American League Division Series at 1-1.   Max Scherzer took the mound for Game 2 in the Bronx and was throwing pitches with late life and enough movement to paint the outside of the strike zone. Scherzer had a […]

Yankees Season-End Report Card

Russell Martin brought leadership to the Yankees in his first season with the team.

  About a month ago—when the Red Sox were leading the AL East—I questioned the MLB Pennant race, stating “Barring a monumental crash by one of the current division leaders, there will be no excitement in the last weeks of the MLB season…”  Well, thank you Boston Red Sox (and Atlanta Braves) for providing me […]

ALDS Game 1: Nova & Cano Win It

With the rain, the Yankees and Tigers took two days to complete Game 1. But the rain didn’t dampen the hot bat of Robinson Cano, who matched a Yankees postseason record with 6 RBIs in a 9-3 victory to put the Yankees ahead 1-0 in the best-of-5 series.   Because tonight’s game was a resumption […]