Sunday, October 14, 2012

My Thoughts After ALCS Game 2

As depressed as I've been watching the Yankees try to hit, I'm sure you're not feeling a whole lot better. So I may as well keep this review short and sweet.

Hmm... I think I did this not too long ago. How sad.

Hiroki Kuroda was brilliant. In fact, through 5 innings, he hadn't allowed a man to reach base. That included a stretch of 4 straight strikeouts to Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, Delmon Young, and Andy Dirks. Even after Jhonny Peralta broke up the perfect game in the 6th, Kuroda got the next 3 batters out. Unfortunately things started to fall apart in the 7th inning, but that doesn't take away from the fact that Hiroki... like every other Yankee starter this postseason... put the team in position to win the game.

Then we come to the offense... ugh. They could only muster 4 hits in this game, and Teixeira's double in the bottom of the 1st inning was the only hit that went for extra bases. Four different batters failed with RISP (Martin did twice), leading to a head-shaking 0-5 with RISP. And because you don't feel bad enough about their performance, the Yankees racked up 10 strikeouts.

Onto Detroit this series goes, meaning a travel day tomorrow, and Game 3 happening Tuesday night.

1 comment:

  1. MLB needs a coach's challenge flag....a 1-0 deficit instead of 3-0 makes that an entirely different ballgame...

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