ALCS Game 3: Yanks Fall 4-1 to Astros

ALCS Game 3: Yanks Fall 4-1 to Astros

If I told you that Luis Cessa threw two innings, but didn’t tell you the final score of Game 3 of the ALCS, you would probably assume that the Yankees lost by a large margin. While the Yankees lost 4-1 to fall behind in the series 2-1, it was an exciting game, and the Yankees had Gerrit Cole more than once. Sadly, the Yankee offense was not able to capitalize despite the fact that Severino kept the Yankees in the ballgame despite pitching without his A-level command again.

The Astros are a great team, but games like Tuesday (and Game 2, for that matter) are the type that could make the Yankees lose some sleep. This was a winnable game, and what’s worse is that I’m not sure that anything could have been done differently.

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Yanks Move to 1 Win from the ALCS - Beat Twins 8-2 at Home

Yanks Move to 1 Win from the ALCS - Beat Twins 8-2 at Home

The ALDS match-up between the Yankees and Twins has been billed as a series featuring two powerful offenses forced to bludgeon each other into submission. Thus far, only one side has lived up to that billing. Yankee pitching remained highly effective early Saturday evening, while the Yanks’ offense remained highly potent, pushing the Twins to the brink with an 8-2 win to move ahead in the ALDS 2-0 over the Twins. With the win, the Yankees have a chance to move on with a sweep on Monday night in Minnesota. For now though, the Yankees and their fans can revel in yet another dominant performance.

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Yanks End Regular Season With a Whimper, Fall to Rangers 6-1

Yanks End Regular Season With a Whimper, Fall to Rangers 6-1

And so it ends not with thunder and lightning, but with a dull thud and a whimper. In the final game of the regular season, the Yankees fell to the Rangers 6-1 in the final game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Yankees have plenty to be pleased with, finishing the 2019 Regular Season with 103 wins in a year where it felt like the number of injured players often out-numbered the players on the active roster. The Yankees made a concerted effort to get guys some rest in the final days of the regular season in lieu of chasing the best record in the American League (and by extension, home field advantage in the AL playoffs). I won’t argue with that decision, as I think the Yankees made the right call trying to give guys a breather heading into the playoffs, though there’s little doubt but that this strategy impacted the on-field performance in the last few days. In the end, the Yankees just didn’t have enough to finish the regular season with an exclamation mark on Sunday.

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