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Pinstripe Alley Oct 16, 2019
What the Yankees can take away from their latest battle with Justin Verlander

What the Yankees can take away from their latest battle with Justin Verlander

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports The Yanks dropped Game Two on Sunday, but even in a mostly quiet evening, the offense showed positive signs against Houston’s dominant righty. If the Yankees are to beat the Astros and move on to the World Series, they have to beat either Gerrit Cole or Justin Verlander at least once. That didn’t happen on Sunday night, though the Yanks came awfully close in an 11-inning thriller that split the series heading back to the Bronx. Having knocked Verlander out of the game with the score tied, the Bombers were in great position to steal another win on the...
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 13, 2019
ALCS Game 2 Thread, October 13, 2019 7:08 CDT. Yankees vs Astros

ALCS Game 2 Thread, October 13, 2019 7:08 CDT. Yankees vs Astros

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports Verlander goes in Game 2 of the ALCS at MMP hoping to even the series. Can the bats support him? Join the discussion. The man who needs no introduction, Justin Verlander, hero of the 2017 ALCS against these same Yankees, takes the mound tonight. This game is about as close to a must-win game as there is that isn’t an elimination game. If the Astros lose they will be down 2-0 with three games in Yankee stadium. Not optimum, by universal consensus, so a lot is resting on the broad Hall of Fame shoulders of JV. But even Justin Verlander can’t win a game...
Pinstripe Alley Oct 14, 2019
Some perspective after the Yankees dropped ALCS Game Two

Some perspective after the Yankees dropped ALCS Game Two

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports Last night’s loss was awful, annoying, and dumb. The Yankees aren’t destined for failure because of it, though. Last night marked the first time in a while that baseball left me exasperated. Funny enough, you probably have to go back to Game Two of the 2017 ALCS to find the last time I was so frustrated at how a game played out. The parallels between those games are remarkable. Justin Verlander pitched well—if not dominantly—in both matchups, and Carlos Correa collected the walk-off hits in each of them. A professor I once had liked to say that...
Call to the Pen Oct 15, 2019

New York Yankees: Game three could be a must-win

With the Houston Astros armed with Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander at home for Games 6 and 7, it might turn out to be a must-win for the New York Yankees in Game 3. The New York Yankees looked great in Game 1 but then failed to cash in on opportunities in Game 2. I […] New York Yankees: Game three could be a must-win - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 17th, 2019

Astros Crawfish Boil: October 17th, 2019

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here Astros News Apparently the Yankees are mad now because the Astros were whistling from their dugout in Game 1 and that’s against the unwritten rules and boo hoo (NBC Sports)AJ Hinch finds the whole thing pretty hilarious (ESPN)Greinke and Verlander will start Games 4 and 5 after yesterday’s rainout (Astros.com)What exactly will the rainout mean for the rest of the series going forward? (MLB.com)Maybe it’s time for Astros fans to simply accept...

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