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Carl Pavano’s Stats vs. the Yankees »

The former American Idle and current Italian B-movie star Carl Pavano starts tonight against the Yankees as the Twins try to get back into the series after falling behind 1-0 last night. Here are some pertinent stats.   2010 overall numbers: 32 G, 17-11 record, 221 IP, 227 H, 37 BB, 117 K, 3.75 ERA, 1.19 WHIP.   Career numbers vs. the [...]

2010 MLB Playoffs: Teixeira’s Performance on the »

I've been pretty hard on Mark Teixeira this year.This can happen when a star slugger of your favorite team also happens to be the No. 1 pick in your big-money fantasy baseball league. It's kind of like doubling down in black jack—payoff is double the pleasure, but losing hurts twice as bad as winning feels good.And there were times this [...]

Mark Teixeira and New York Yankees Need Big Night To »

Many of us remember the game-winning, walk-off home run that Mark Teixeira launched in Game 2 of the 2009 ALDS against the Twins. Many more of us are having trouble forgetting the rest of the 2009 playoffs, where Teixeira was practically a no-show. He had just a .180 batting average with a .593 OPS last postseason. He capped it off with a [...]

New York Yankees: All About Pitching…Sometimes »

Before Game 1 of the ALDS yesterday, I briefly mentioned how I thought the whole “pitching wins in the postseason” narrative is a little flawed. Clearly, pitching – starting pitching in particular – is a gigantic factor in deciding who wins. Tampa Bay certainly wishes they didn’t have to face Cliff Lee yesterday (and [...]

The Daily Fives For October 7th, 2010 From The Sports »

Top Five Stories From Yesterday 1. Roy Halladay throws just the second no-hitter in postseason baseball history as Philadelphia takes Game 1 of their NLDS over Cincinnati. 2. The Yankees rally from a four-run deficit and defeat the Twins in Minnesota to win Game 1 of their ALDS. 3. Cliff Lee pitches seven strong innings and gets good support from [...]

New York Yankees Notes: Mark Teixeira, A.J. Burnett, »

Last night’s win over the Twins was exciting, but attention must immediately turn toward tonight’s matchup of Andy Pettitte against former Yankees disabled list mainstay Carl Pavano. Here are some notes: We found out yesterday that Mark Teixeira had a cortisone shot in his hand a couple of weeks back. Brett Gardner and Nick [...]

New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins: New York Wins in »

It wouldn’t be a Yankees—Twins playoff game if the Yankees didn’t fall behind early only to victimize the Twinkies late in the game to come out ahead for their seventh consecutive playoff victory, 6-4, against Minnesota. Here are some highlights: The Twins had an early 3-0 lead, which looked pretty good as Francisco Liriano [...]

First Impression: Five Things We Learned From Day One »

If Wednesday was any indication of how the rest of the MLB postseason is going to be, man, we are going to be a part of something special.We witnessed something that had only happened once in postseason history before today, and that certain something, we could quite possibly not see happen again in our lifetime.We saw a few more reasons for the [...]

New York Yankees Take Game 1 of ALDS in Classic »

On a night where ace CC Sabathia did not have his best stuff, The New York Yankees still managed to squeeze out a victory at Target Stadium in game 1 of The ALDS. CC Sabathia was not himself, but managed to get out of jams and kept The Yankees in the ball game. In the second inning after plunking Twins' DH Jim Thome, Sabathia gave up a home run to [...]

Yankees-Twins ALDS: Mark Teixeira, Curtis Granderson »

In the first playoff game at brand-new Target Field in Minnesota, the Yankees' quest for a repeat of a World Series Championship began successfully Wednesday night against the Twins with a 6-4 win.The Yankees sent ace CC Sabathia to square off against Twins' ace Francisco Liriano in Game 1 of the ALDS.The Twins got off to a quick start in the [...]

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