Yankees Chewed up and Spit out by the Detroit Tigers

A-Rod's walk-off strikeout ends the Yankees season

Ultimately, Papa Hemingway was right: I (Evander) fear the Tigers of Detroit. In spite of my various conniptions and positions on the sofa last night, radio on and off, TV sound off and on, doing anything short of standing on my head (which I would have done if I were more athletic) to bring good luck and two extra runners home for the Yankees, they turned this five-game ALDS into one reminiscent of the 1960 World Series. To remind anyone that needs reminding, the Yankees blew away the Pittsburgh Pirates in three games, but lost four by tight and (except for Game 7) low scores. Ultimately, and I am going against conventional wisdom since it would indicate the offense tightened up, it was lack of starting pitching that would doom the Yankees. Freddy Garcia is an excellent pitcher. But to start Game 2? Game 5 in the hands of raw youth Ivan Nova?…Congratulations from Right Off the Bat HQ to Jim Leyland and the Detroit Tigers!


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