Detroit 3, NYY 2

October 7, 2011 – 10:05 am

I said going in to the post-season that Alex Rodriguez snapping out of his month long slump would be the key to success for the Yankees — well, he didn’t, and sure enough the Yankees don’t even advance to the ALCS. It’s next to impossible to win with your 4-5 hitters batting .111 and .167 respectively, and both not getting a single hit with RISP. We all pretty much expected Teixeira to stink it up at the plate, as he’s done that all year. But for A-Rod to finish the series with a .372 OPS? That was the killer.

And a big WTF to the Yankee fans in the stadium last night for their failure to give any recognition at all to Jorge Posada when he came up to bat in the eighth. That quite likely will be his last at-bat in a Yankee uniform, and after all he’s contributed to the team over the years, you don’t acknowledge that in any way? Yankee management should have been taking names of anyone not standing and applauding, and banned every one of those people from any games for the first half of next year. Shame on all of you.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E SO BB
Tigers 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 8 0 13 2
Yankees 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 10 0 10 3
WP: D. Fister (1-1)   LP: I. Nova (1-1)   S: J. Valverde (2)
HR: NYY – R. Cano, DET – D. Kelly, D. Young
LOB: NYY 11, DET 6   RISP: NYY 2-for-9, DET 1-for-9 Box Score | Gameday | FanGraphs Game Graph | PitchFX Game Tool

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