I firmly believe that the winner of last night’s game was going to win the serious. Statistically, this isn’t a bold statement, but that was the game that had to be won last night. Justin Verlander gutted his way past the Yankees, and Delmon Young hit a timely solo home run to right field to give the Tigers the 5-4 win.
It’s easy to get mesmerized by the Yankees and the lineup they trot out there everyday, but it’s important that you know exactly who you are dealing with here. Enjoy these facts.
1. Mark Teixeira is hitting .161 in the playoffs as a Yankee. That includes 11 RBIs in 25 Games.
2. A.J. Burnett has a 5. 67 ERA in 7 postseason starts as a Yankee. That includes 1 win.
3. If you eliminate the 2009 World Series year, Alex Rodriguez has 4 home runs in 36 postseason games with the Yankees, in the years of 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 he’s hitting .162 in the playoffs with 1 Home Run.
2. Nick Swisher has 6 RBIs in 36 postseason games with the Yankees. That goes with a .170 ba...