ALDS Game 1: Yankees vs. Tigers (Take II)

Let’s try this one more time. It’s cool and we had some showers earlier that brought the tarp out, but it looks like we’re ready to go in the Bronx … with the Yankees batting in the second inning and the score tied, 1-1.

(Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

American League Division Series: Game One
September 30, 2011-October 1, 2011 – Yankee Stadium – 8:37 p.m. ET (TBS, WCBS 880 AM)

TIGERS (95-67)
Austin Jackson CF
Magglio Ordonez RF
Delmon Young LF
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Victor Martinez DH
Alex Avila C
Ryan Raburn 2B
Jhonny Peralta SS
Brandon Inge 3B

Pitching: Justin Verlander RHP (24-5, 2.40) Doug Fister RHP (11-13, 2.83)

YANKEES (97-65)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH (Batting when game resumes, with no outs in 2nd inning)
Russell Martin C
Brett Gardner LF

Pitching: CC Sabathia LHP (19-8, 3.00) Ivan Nova RHP (16-4, 3.70)

UMPIRES: Tony Randazzo HP, Eric Cooper 1B, Gerry Davis (CC) 2B, Dan Iassogna 3B, Ted Barrett LF, Bill Welke RF.

AT A GLANCE: The Yankees will play Game 1 of the 2011 American League Division Series vs. the Detroit Tigers tonight at Yankee Stadium…are making their 16th postseason appearance in the last 17 seasons (also 1995-2007, ’09-10)…will be the Yankees’ 17th ALDS all-time, going 10-6 in the series (including a victorious 1981 appearance vs. the Milwaukee Brewers to determine the AL East Champion)…are 14-7 in 20 “best-of-five” postseason series since 1976.

SIX STRAIGHT: The Yankees have swept each of their last two ALDS matchups (both vs. Minnesota)…their current six-game winning streak in ALDS games is tied for the longest all time.

42 Comments

I think Joe G. was having nightmares from Tampa when he brought in Mo to finish, but you got to admit, he put the exclamation mark on that game. As great as Cano played, it is still Derek Jeter’s team. The MVP voters should go back and see what he did after his injury. He drove that team to the top spot. It used to be guys like him would win MVP’s, but today its all statistics. His body of work is so outstanding—not to have won an MVP is a crime!!!

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Great game for Nova and for Cano offensively. Don’t use Ayala in these playoffs when a game is on the line. He was bad in the last game against the Rays and gave up hits and runs in this game. CAn’t find the strike zone. What a difference between him and Rivera–day and night and Rivera is 40. G”o Yankees!! 2 more wins. Hope Garcia can do it tomorrow.

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See ya Robert – early evening game tomorrow :D

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That’s all folks! See ya Allan & Bob!

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Mo ‘em down!

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Tony Randazzo no doubt cracking a joke along the lines of “hey, now you know how it feels – i’ve been getting those all night!”

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dunno, you know sportsmen, anything to try and either get somethin going or keep it going!

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I thought Alex gave up the seeds when batting!

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SUPERNOVA!

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Final in Texas: Rays 6 Rangers 8.

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Yes!

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Does Ivan stay?

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Cano in the three hole finally!

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ROBBIE SLAMS!

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erm, i think that’s what you call “elimination of doubt”

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Bye, bye, Fister!

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timely single from Gardy!

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Brett delivers!

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Tex to the opposite field!

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Cano makes it look effortless, Swisher clearly wanted on Baseball Tonight!

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Tight one in Texas!

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Defense!

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OK. Allan.

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haha – it’s a miracle the football hasn’t sent me to drink, but it takes a lot more than anything sport can do to send me to drink and with luck i won’t be going there again any time soon!

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And who said he’s a non-drinker?

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bah, so close, still a run on the board is always good, would have preferred two though

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Foo! No carry!

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Just one inch more!

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get that reviewed – looked out to me!

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Great throw from Granderson, equally great relay from Jeter, clearly the pitchers aren’t the only ones throwing strikes tonight!

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Matt should be here. He “loved” Betamit!

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I didn’t think we’d get him!

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Jorge stands there and lets two fast balls over the plate go by and then swings at something almost in the dirt for a strike out. Pitchers dominating tonight. We’ll need to get Fister’s pitch count up and get him out of the game and hopefully get to the bull pen in the later innings.

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Hey Bob!

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Really a little league mistake by Jorge. Shouldn’t be making those kind of mistakes especially at this time of the season. Men on 2nd and 3rd and 0 outs and we can’t get a run? It’s the old RISP and getting them home syndrome that has plagued the Yankees in so many games they’ve lost. Fister seems to have the yankee hitters in fits tonight. I wonder what we’re going to see from ARod in the playoffs given his injuries and drop off in power. I still don’t think itwas a good strategy to rest so many regulars i the last three games of the season and allow the Rays to sweep. The Yankees come into the playoffs rested but what about momentum and energy? Will they have it? Time will tell.

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Yes, the balk would have produced a run, or you could say the balk made up for Jorge’s mistake.

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Not calling low strikes!

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Hey Robert – after the “leadoff” base hit a mistake from Jorge which costs us a run, still very bizzare situation with the Yankees batting to kick the game off, if i was a drinking man that’d confuse me greatly!

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Foo!

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Hey Allan!

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Let’s go YANKEES!

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Way to go Jorge!

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