When Miguel Cabrera took strike three from Sergio Romo at Comerica Park on Sunday night, the World Series was completed. The National Pastime was immediately suspended, as happens every fall until pitchers and catchers return next spring. So now what?
“I just have to go out there and pitch, that’s all it boils down to,” Hughes said. “(I can’t) really worry about being down 0-2 or that Verlander is on the mound or that we don’t have our captain. Those sorts of things are going to be wasted energy.”
“This is a very easy place to play now,” said Tigers outfielder Quintin Berry, according to a report. “Coming from Oakland, the fans there were so rowdy. It was easier to come here.”
The manager doesn’t believe in panicking. The locker room doesn’t believe in panicking. But if ever there was a time for it, with Derek Jeter done and the Yankees’ hitters as lost as lost can be, this is it.
Both Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout have had historic 2012 seasons, but only one can take home the AL MVP.
It’s always nice to get that retroactive glimpse of what a team can be once in a while, as the struggle to regain some lost equilibrium grinds through this most laborious month.
Swisher seemed his usual good-natured self after the fan contact. But other members of the Yankees weren’t laughing.
With the season on the line, the Yankees sent A.J. Burnett to the mound and hoped for the best. New York’s $82.5 million enigma came through when his team needed him most.
Joe Girardi and the Yankees are placing blind faith in A.J. Burnett to somehow, against all conventional wisdom, come through in Game 4 of the ALDS with elimination on the line.
Most Yankees fans see it as a worst-case scenario: New York needs embattled starter A.J. Burnett to help them avoid elimination.