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.

(Photo Credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

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Three ALCS Questions 

Three ALCS Questions 

Tonight, the Yankees will open the ALCS against the Houston Astros. This is the series that fans of both, and neither, team have been waiting for all year. The two best teams in baseball are facing off against each other with a trip to the World Series for the winner. The Astros are an extremely balanced team with a potent offense, excellent defense and fantastic starting pitching. The Yankees offense can keep up with the Astros, and their bullpen is better. Moreover, if they field the way they did in the ALDS, the Yankees are as good as anybody defensively. However, the Astros top three starting pitchers Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Zack Greinke constitute the best top of the rotation in the game and make Houston slight favorites in the series.

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An In-Depth Look at Didi's Grand Slam

An In-Depth Look at Didi's Grand Slam

On Saturday, the Yankees took Game Two of the ALDS against the Twins behind the bat of Didi Gregorius. With bases loaded in the bottom of the third, Didi sent one high and deep down the right field line and into the upper deck. The grand slam felt like it ended the game right then, even though there were 6 innings left to play.

Let's take an in depth look into his at bat to see how it happened…

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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.

(Photo Credit: Andy Marlin - USA TODAY Sports)

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Weekly Mailbag: German's Leave, Sevy's Return, Re-Signing Didi and Dellin, and CC!

Weekly Mailbag: German's Leave, Sevy's Return, Re-Signing Didi and Dellin, and CC!

This has been a long week, with a lot going on in the Yankee Universe. We’ll get right to the meat today, so let’s talk about German’s leave, Sevy’s return, think about re-signing Dellin and Didi, and salute CC’s career. Let’s get at it:

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The Bronx Beat Podcast, Episode 210: "Betances is Back! Severino is Back! Stanton is Back!"

Our Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Paul Semendinger, is the featured guest on the most recent Bronx Beat Podcast. On this episode Dr. Semendinger and host EJ Fagan discuss: the returns of Luis Severino, Dellin Betances, and Giancarlo Stanton; the potential Yankees playoff starters; what to do about Didi Gregorius; the Start Spreading the News Yankees Blog, and more!

Please take the time to listen to another great episode of the Bronx Beat Podcast by clicking here or using the streaming link below:

Weekly Mailbag: Paxton's Run, The Playoff Infield, and Jonathan Loaisiga's Once and Future Role!

Weekly Mailbag: Paxton's Run, The Playoff Infield, and Jonathan Loaisiga's Once and Future Role!

Man, the hits just keep on coming. This team can’t catch a break when it comes to injuries.  I really thought that we’d get some of the team healthy prior to the playoffs, but right now, we’re playing two men down, one man up.  Between the bad news on Hicks and injuries to Tauchman, Happ, Kahnle, Sanchez, and Encarnacion, it’s getting tough to keep it all straight.  Luckily, the Yankee front office has assembled a ton of depth, probably even more than it realized.  Still, I’d love to talk about a much healthier Yankee roster as we get closer to the playoffs.

Without any further ado, in this week’s mailbag, we’ll talk about James Paxton’s run of excellence, sort through a potential playoff infield lineup, and look at a potential role for Jonathan Loaisiga.  Let’s get at it:

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Happ Throws a Good One: Yankees 5, Red Sox 1

Happ Throws a Good One: Yankees 5, Red Sox 1

Following a tough night in Beantown, the Yankees came back against the Sox on Saturday afternoon, riding a good start by JA Happ to a 5-1 victory. The Yankees got runs when they needed them, and the Sox just didn’t have an answer at the plate today.

(Photo Credit: Associated Press)

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