Judging by the joyous chorus of my Tri-State brethren, any tears gliding down the cheeks of baseball fans in the five boroughs will be from glee, not regret, over the recent departure of A.J. Burnett.
Both of Bengie Molina’s teams are in the spotlight. “It’s going to be a very happy World Series for Bengie Molina,” he said. “I’m going to try to enjoy it as much as I can.”
I am scared of Game 6. Actually I’m petrified. Since the end of Game 5, I have been thinking about Game 6. It’s all I have thought about.
Everywhere you turn in these playoffs, late pickups and midseason acquisitions are playing important roles on the field.
Nick Swisher and Robinson Cano hit consecutive homers to build an early cushion, CC Sabathia made the lead stand up as the Yankees beat the Rangers 7-2 Wednesday to close within 3-2 in the ALCS.
The Yankees gave the ball to A.J. Burnett last night with the hopes that he could salvage his dreadful season and at the same time even their series with the Texas Rangers. The result was rather predictable.
One pitch. A pitch that zigged when it should have zagged, as it should have, as it had to, morphing into a microcosm of A.J. Burnett’s career and framing the unbending illogic of his bosses.
It’s beyond stupid. Joe Girardi, maybe thinking it was a Little League game or a Tuesday night game in Kansas City in May, defied Baseball 101 and decided to put the go-ahead run on base.
No disputing this: The Texas Rangers are routing the New York Yankees and are now just one win from their first trip to the World Series.
Cliff Lee shut down the Tampa Bay Rays while outpitching David Price and leading the Texas Rangers to a 5-1 victory in the opening game of the AL playoffs.
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