Archive for the ‘Game Review’ Category

Houston 2, NYY 1

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

That was painful. It's one thing to get shut down by the likes of Dallas Keuchel, but getting just one run off Justin Verlander is something else. So now it's a steep hill to climb, down 0-2 with the number three and four starters scheduled for the next ...

Houston 2, NYY 1

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

With Keuchel on the mound for the Astros you had to figure that Tanaka would have to be near perfect to even give the Yankees a chance, so when Tanaka gave up those two runs in the fourth that was pretty much it. Oh well, if they can win ...

NYY 5, Cleveland 2

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

What an incredible win! Fantastic pitching -- Sabathia pitched a great game, and then Robertson and Chapman came through in the clutch with 4.2 no-hit innings. And how about Didi Gregorius hitting not one, but two home runs off Kluber, the best pitcher in the league! And ...

NYY 7, Cleveland 3

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Turnabout is fair play. This one was just as ugly for Cleveland as game two was for the Yankees. Thanks to six unearned runs, we live to see one more game. And what a great comeback for Severino -- after getting knocked out in the wildcard game ...

NYY 1, Cleveland 0

Monday, October 9th, 2017

What an amazing performance by Tanaka and Chapman, particularly Tanaka. When he is on, he's about as good as it gets. And so the Yankees live to see another day -- although it's still a very steep hill they will have to climb. Sure would be nice ...

Cleveland 9, NYY 8

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

It's one thing to just get flat out beat by a better team, but it's a totally different thing to actually outplay that team but lose because of an endless stream of screw ups. Sheez, CC Sabathia outpitches the Cy Young winner, staking you to an 8-3 lead and ...

Cleveland 4, NYY 0

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Well that was certainly painful to watch. But then, hardly unexpected. Right now Cleveland is just a much better team than the Yankees -- better hitting, better starting pitching, better bullpen. And remember that in late August, when the Yankees were starting to heat up for their ...

NYY 8, Minnesota 4

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

What an amazing win! The big question going into this game was whether it was a good idea to start 23-yr old Severino rather than go with the far more experienced Sabathia, and sure enough we got that answer just four batters into the game. Down already 3-0 ...

Toronto 2, NYY 1

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

And so this rather incredible season comes to an end, with the Yankees winning a stunning 91 games, 20 over .500. It's really been a tale of two different teams. For the first 66 games they were 10 games over .500. Then mediocrity set in, and for ...

NYY 2, Toronto 1

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Nice to see Sabathia end the season on an up note, going 5.2 innings and not giving up any runs. The post-season is all about the pitching, and overall the top four Yankee starters (all that matter in the post-season) match up pretty well with the other teams. ...