Wednesday, October 11, 2017

ALDS Game 5 Thread: New York Yankees @ Cleveland Indians

No games. No bull. Let’s get to this and let’s get it done tonight in Cleveland. The New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians will play tonight in a winner-take-all Game 5 in the ALDS. Winner moves on to the ALCS to face off with the Houston Astros while the loser goes home licking their wounds and wondering what could have been. New York will send CC Sabathia to the mound tonight to face off with Corey Kluber for the Indians. The game will be played at 8:00 pm ET and can be seen on Fox Sports One. You can also follow along in your cars and on the radio by tuning into WFAN and ESPN Radio.

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Prediction: Yankees win 4-3

ALDS Game 5 Preview: New York Yankees @ Cleveland Indians

And it all comes down to this tonight as the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians play in a do-or-die, winner takes all Game 5 of the American League Division series. Let me start by saying damn, what a series. The Indians won both of their games at home to start the series while the Yankees came roaring back in games three and four to even the series setting up this series finale inside Progressive Field in Cleveland tonight. In the start tonight the Yankees will send CC Sabathia to the mound, undoubtedly with a short leash with a rested bullpen and Sonny Gray available, to face off with the Indians ace and perennial Cy Young Award candidate Corey Kluber. The Yankees got to Kluber in Game Two but there is no guarantee that lightning will strike twice again here in Cleveland. I mean it could though, so you have to watch.

Sabathia will take the ball tonight for the Yankees instead of Sonny Gray after pitching well for New York in Game 2 of this series in Cleveland. Sabathia lasted 5.1 innings in that start in a no-decision which kept his career playoff record at 9-5 with a 4.47 ERA in 20 games, 19 starts.

Kluber was not sharp in that same Game Two matchup yielding six runs in just 2.2 innings. Thankfully for the Indians the Cleveland offense picked up Kluber and got the victory allowing the right-hander to make the start tonight in front of his home field fans.

The game will be played at 8:05 pm ET inside Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio and can be seen on Fox Sports One. You can also follow along in your cars and on the radio by tuning into either the WFAN broadcast with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman or by tuning into ESPN radio. Need a win, get one more win and a free ticket to the ALCS. Go Yankees!!!

So it Seems… Win, Lose or Draw Tonight the Yankees Had a Hell of a 2017 Season

Good morning everyone and welcome to “Do-or-Die Wednesday” here amongst our Yankees family. I said it a few weeks back and I stand by it this morning, I am not afraid of the Cleveland Indians here in the 2017 postseason and it doesn’t seem like these Yankees are either. This team is an entirely different team on the road as they are at home but they are also a young, aggressive, feisty and ignorant team that doesn’t know when to quit or to lay down because the odds tell them that they should. That’s scary, especially in a one-game playoff with all hands on deck for New York.

Whether the Yankees win, lose or get rained out tonight the team has done a hell of a job here in 2017 and I applaud them for it. Kudos to everyone, from Hal Steinbrenner and Brian Cashman all the way down to the equipment manager and the attendants working inside Yankee Stadium. It took a village to get here and the Yankees village has been superb here this season. It’s been fun and exciting to watch and I can only hope to keep watching as the Yankees beat the Indians, making me look like the biggest genius in the process mind you, and head to the ALCS.

And I especially love watching all these games lying in bed or sitting in the gazebo outside beside you my love. I love you and I am so happy, blessed and completely ruined in every sense of the word since I found you. Thank you. I LOVES YOU. Hey you.

This Day in New York Yankees History 10/11: Four Game 5's

For the first time since divisional play began in 1995 all four American League and National League Division Series went to a decisive Game 5 on this day in 2012. The Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles knotted up their series with the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees joining the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants as they beat the Detroit Tigers and the Cincinnati Reds the day before to send their series to a Game 5. In case you were wondering St. Louis, New York, San Francisco, and Detroit all won their elimination games.

Also on this day in 2006 Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor Tyler Stanger die in an airplane crash. Lidle was learning to fly the four person plane crashed into an Upper East Side high-rise building in New York.

Finally on this day in 2002 former Yankees and Diamondbacks manager Buck Showalter was hired to be the manager of the Texas Rangers. The Cubs, Brewers, Mets, and Devil Rays all were courting Showalter before he decided to sign in Texas.