Daily Archives: October 3, 2011

2011 ALDS: Game 3 | Yankees @ Tigers

Lineup:

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Russell Martin C
Brett Gardner LF

Pitchers:

C.C. Sabathia (0-0, 4.50) vs. Justin Verlander (0-0, 9.00)

Enjoy the game. Here is Ricky’s preview podcast for the game.

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A-Rod news…

A-Rod news….

Alex Rodriguez said Sunday that he’s not injured.

A-Rod hasn’t been productive since returning from the disabled list back in August and is 0-for-8 thus far in the ALDS. He heard boos on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. “This time of year, nobody wants to hear ‘banged up,’” Rodriguez said. “You just basically have to take it one pitch at a time and try to win.”

Morning Bits: Jeter, A-Rod, Valverde

Almost a good comeback but almost doesn’t count.  Tonight is the pitching matchup we have all been waiting for.  I know I can’t wait.  Enjoy!

and here are your morning links…

* Jeter’s Strikeouts and error were costly in the Yankees loss.

* Playoff monkey on A-rod’s back again.

* Closer Valverde guarantees Tigers win the series.

Yanks fall to the Tigers, 5-3, in series tying Game 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
DET
2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 9 0
NYY
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 5 1
W: Scherzer (1-0)
L: Garcia (0-1)
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .200
Granderson, CF 4 1 1 1 1 1 0 .286
Cano, 2B 4 0 1 0 1 2 2 .444
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000
Teixeira, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .143
Swisher, RF 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 .286
Posada, DH 3 1 2 0 1 1 0 .500
Martin, C 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .167
Gardner, LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167
a-Chavez, Er, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Jones, An, LF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 3 5 3 6 9 17 .239
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garcia, F(L, 0-1) 5.1 6 4 3 0 6 1 5.06
Logan 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Wade 2.0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Ayala 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 6.75
Totals 9.0 9 5 4 1 10 1 3.50
And here is the game recap from MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch:

NEW YORK — The Yankees sensed another epic comeback percolating on Sunday, seeing closer Jose Valverde wobble before catcher Alex Avila slipped while chasing a foul pop that would have been the final out of the game.

It had all the right ingredients for an entry in their postseason storybook collection, but there were no new chapters to be written on Sunday.

Robinson Cano squinted through the raindrops and slapped a ground ball for the final out as the Tigers held on for a 5-3 victory, taking Game 2 of the American League Division Series and evening the series at 1.

“You think that something good is going to happen for us,” Yankees captain Derek Jeter said. “But Valverde, it’s hard enough to score a run off him, let alone four. I thought we had some good at-bats and battled there at the end. We just fell short.”

The ALDS is now reduced to a best-of-three series, with the Tigers holding home-field advantage. Comerica Park will set the scene on Monday at 8:30 p.m. ET, when aces CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander will reprise the original marquee pitching matchup from Game 1.

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