Found October 17, 2012 on
New York Yankees
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Warning: long rant ahead! I knew the Yankees were going to lose the game last night when I first saw Joe Girardi's bizarro world lineup. When you're going up against one of the best pitchers in baseball in Justin Verlander, you should have your best lineup. And Girardi didn't. Not only was Brett Gardner, somebody who should have gotten at-bats earlier, batting leadoff in Nick Swisher's place, and Eduardo NunEEEz playing (although the latter one worked out well) but Alex Rodriguez, somebody who has great numbers against Justin Verlander, was riding the pine, again, in favor of Eric Chavez, who only went from 0 for 11 to 0 for 14 and made an error that cost the Yankees a run.Oh, and how about that photo above? It's Robinson Cano watching Justin Verlander pitch. Yes, folks, this is how a postseason hitter who went 0 for 29 until getting a ninth-inning hit -- the worst streak in MLB history! -- intently watches the game. Sure, A-Rod is a big goat for this postseason...
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Alex Rodriguez’s girlfriend seems unfazed by a gossip report that suggested the Yankees player was trying to cheat on her. Torrie Wilson, who has been dating A-Rod since at least last December, wrote the following message on Twitter during Game 3 of the ALCS:Gotta love the gossip mills. It’s amazing how ppl get their kicks, huh?— Torrie Wilson (@Torrie11) October 17, 2012Wilson’s...
Putting current pitchers in a historical perspective is a slippery business. The game is not the same from decade to decade. We have tools like FIP and ERA+ to compare current pitchers to pitchers of the past and WAR comparisons from then and now. But it really doesn't do the current pitcher any justice to try to place them in a historical context. This point was considered this...
Following a relatively dominating performance on Tuesday night that saw the Detroit Tigers ace uncharacteristically without his best stuff — not that it mattered (8.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER) — Justin Verlander found himself seated in the dugout during a tense bottom of the 9th inning after doing all he could do on the mound to put [...]
Alex Rodriguez is having a rough postseason. And with Yankees president Randy Levine unwilling to commit to A-Rod for next season at this point, who knows if this is the last postseason that we’ll see A-Rod in pinstripes.
One tidbit that probably won’t help A-Rod’s chances of returning to the Yankees is a report in the New York Post that A-Rod wasn’t fully focused on Saturday’s...
DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Verlander took a shutout into the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers held on to beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Tuesday night for a 3-0 lead in the AL championship series.
Phil Coke gave up consecutive singles with two outs in the ninth before striking out postseason star Raul Ibanez for his second save in two games.
Verlander allowed only a pair of singles...
Alex Rodriguez may not be able to see a 95 mph fastball down the middle anymore, but he still knows how to spot a hot number in the stands.During the ninth inning of Game 2 of ALCS on Sunday, A-Rod was reportedly seen openly flirting with a couple of pretty ladies behind the New York Yankees dugout while the team was in the middle of a frantic comeback during a crucial game against...
As a Red Sox fan, I love anything that has to do with the portrayal of the New York Yankees in a negative light. I am reveling in the fact that they are currently down three games to none to the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS and are just one game away from being swept [...]
With the Yankees on the verge of postseason elimination, third baseman Alex Rodriguez has become the center of controversy. Manager Joe Girardi decided to bench Rodriguez for game 3 of the ALCS, igniting rumors that he was done in New York, and even rumors that the Yankees were shopping him already.I know Alex Rodriguez's postseason isn't exactly going to script, but isn...
Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander was seen rubbing the head of medical trainer Doug Teter for good luck after he was taken out of Tuesday night's ALCS Game 3 in the ninth inning. Verlander rubbed Teter's head while Tigers reliever Phil Coke was trying to get the final out of the game against New York Yankees batter Robinson Cano. TBS broadcaster Ernie Johnson joked...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist Alex Rodriguez is as good as gone.
He was the most feared hitter of his generation once. Now he's an afterthought.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said as much in the aftermath of Tuesday night's AL championship series Game 3 loss to the Tigers. What may turn out to have been New York's last chance to change the course...
Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson are still out of New York's starting lineup for Game 4 of the AL championship series, a day after the game was postponed by rain.
The Yankees kept their lineup the same as it would have been Wednesday - with Rodriguez on the bench for the third time in nine postseason games. A-Rod is 3 for 23 in these playoffs.
Granderson joins him on the...
Miami Herald: "... manhandled..." New York Times: "... will be reviled... a punchless spectacle of October..."New York Post: "... the last shred of baseball dignity... stripped away..."Lupica: "... dropped out of a fourth-story window..."New York Daily News: "... startling team-wide lack of mental toughness... the complete lack of...
The Detroit Tigers have built a team for the postseason based on the belief that power arms are the foundation for success. So far, so good. The Tigers grabbed a 3-0 lead on the New York Yankees on Tuesday night behind another standout start from ace Justin Verlander and will try to close out the American League Championship Series on Wednesday night behind another power pitcher...
NBC Sports Baseball Analyst Darryl Hamilton joins Fox Sports Tonight to talk about the Tigers dominance in the ALCS and Alex Rodriguez's attitude.
The Detroit Tigers didn't win the American League pennant Wednesday night. But strategically speaking, they won the rainout.
When Major League Baseball postponed Game 4 until Thursday, the Tigers benefited in two ways: CC Sabathia will no longer be available to pitch a potential Game 7 for the New York Yankees, and Detroit reliever Phil Coke -- who temporarily ascended to the...