Cleveland Indians get four straight hits, knock CC Sabathia out of ALDS Game 5

Cleveland Indians get four straight hits, knock CC Sabathia out of ALDS Game 5
ALDS Takeaways: Gregorius sends Yankees to ALCS with two-homer night
“I knew the young guys were coming,” Miller said. “Those guys are talented. They played so well out of the gate. It’s a tribute to them. They’ve got a great mix and veterans like CC [Sabathia] and other guys who are like Rookies of the Year.”

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Ahead of Schedule, Yankees Push Toward World Series

The baby Bronx Bombers have grown up fast.Austin Jackson was called out on strikes to end it, the Yankees rushed to the mound to celebrate with a wide-eyed Chapman. An elated Girardi hugged his coaches.

But the ALCS MVP was more human in the World Series, allowing three runs and 10 baserunners in 7 2/3 innings. He gave up a home run in the Indians' Game 7 loss to Cubs catcher David Ross, whose next hit would be on Dancing With the Stars.You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change )

Francisco Lindor of a two-run homer in a 1-0 win. “I didn’t do my job at the top of the order, but my teammates came up big for me,” Judge said.

The Yankees Might Not be Postseason Favorites, But They're No Underdogs

CC Sabathia succeeded against a tough Cleveland offence that scored more runs than all but five MLB teams this year. That’s not a lineup you want to face twice in a week—especially if you haven’t appeared on a Cy Young ballot in half a decade.Newsletters Facebook Twitter Instagram RSS Feedly Privacy Terms Sitemap Media Kit Ad Choices About Us Contacts Feedback We’re Hiring! © 2017, New York Media LLC. View all trademarks LOG IN REGISTER Social Account Facebook or Remember Me Forgot Password? Sign up with a social account: Facebook Don’t worry. We will never post to your social media account without your permission.By Ernie Palladino » More Ernie Palladino Columns”We can win a lot of different ways,” Gardner said.

Cody Allen: “Every team in baseball could use a Brett Gardner.”

“That’s what I’ve told these guys: ‘This is what it’s all about, this is the reason we play,’” Gardner said. “We’re not ready to go home yet.”

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“We can win a lot of different ways,” Gardner said.

From May 7 to Aug. 25, Chapman was one of the least reliable closers in baseball, even losing his job for a few weeks while he worked out the kinks that led to him posting a 5.67 ERA in 29 games over the stretch.

Will the Yankees make it to the World Series?
Will the Yankees make it to the World Series?

Jason Kipnis, who moved from second base to centre field late in the season, was having trouble accepting Cleveland’s fate.Chapman soon became the Yankees’ winter extravagance, signing the richest deal ever for a closer (five years, $86 million) to return to the club that had traded him to Chicago. He has been overwhelming this postseason, with 13 strikeouts in six and two-thirds scoreless innings. He recognizes some traits in the Yankees that he saw in the Cubs last fall.

Joe Girardi gets redemption

On the 12th pitch, Gardner lashed a single to right. No team had ever struck out as many times as the Yankees did on Wednesday (16) and still won a nine-inning postseason game. But Gardner showed the value of putting the ball in play: not only did Aaron Hicks score, but so did Todd Frazier, on an overthrow.The Yankees manager then had tears in his eyes as he explained the emotion that swirled in his head during the comeback.way to the ALCS. Game 1 is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 13 in Houston. 

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What Brian Cashman, Yankees are saying now about Joe Girardi's epic goof

The Indians batted .171 as a team with All-Stars Francisco Lindor (2-for-18) and Jose Ramirez (2-for-20) unable to snap out of funks.

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MLB   Playoffs Scoreboard Standings Players Teams Video Odds Blue Jays Rundown adUtility.insertAd(“ad_redirect”, {type: adUtility._AD_REDIRECT}); Ron and Don Presented by:”I had a hole in my heart for about five or six days,” he said.

Yankees' Historic Comeback Shows This Team Has Makings of Old Dynasty's Magic

The Yankees went 2-5 against the AL West champion Astros, led by 5-foot-6 dynamo and MVP candidate Jose Altuve. But none of that matters now to this group of New Yorkers.

Didi Gregorius’ two homers and a pair of clutch performances from starting pitcher CC Sabathia (4 1/3 IP, 2 ER) and reliever David Robertson (2 2/3 IP, 0 ER). It will be remembered because nobody expected the Yankees to get there, let alone past it.

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Ahead of Schedule, Yankees Push Toward World Series
Ahead of Schedule, Yankees Push Toward World Series
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“Sometimes you don’t swing the bat. That’s part of it. But we made it harder to win in some cases, especially the last two games.”

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After winning twice at home, and after Girardi said he “screwed up” and felt horrible about it, the Yankees — with little offensive help from rookie star Aaron Judge — came into Progressive Field and finished off the Indians, who won 102 games during the regular season, ripped off a historic 22-game winning streak and were favored to get back to the World Series after losing in seven games a year ago to the Chicago Cubs.
This is due to his blunder in Game 2 when, in the sixth inning, with the Yankees leading 8-3, runners at the corners and two outs, Yankees reliever Chad Green grazed Lonnie Chisenhall‘s bat with a fastball. Home plate umpire Dan Iassogna called it a hit by pitch, but both catcher Gary Sanchez and slow-motion footage revealed the ball hit the bat and was likely a foul tip strikeout that would’ve ended the Indians’ rally. Girardi was cast into instant infamy for his failure to call for a replay review of the play, however, Chisenhall took first base and Francisco Lindor hit a grand slam, bringing the Indians back and, eventually, on to victory.

Didi Gregorius Leads Yankees Past Indians and Into ALCS

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Stars Go Missing As Indians Beat Themselves In ALDS

In the space of a few days, what looked like a job-ending mistake is now the basis for a “we battled adversity and came together as a team” narrative. It’s rare enough for the New York Yankees to be cast in that sort of role — when they win it’s because they’re supposed to win, not because they overcame anything — yet here we are.

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Brett Gardner's 12-pitch at-bat provided the fatal blow to the Indians

Not challenging turned out to be a colossal mistake when the next batter, Fernando Lindor, hit a grand slam to turn an 8-3 Yankees lead into a one-run game, and the Indians went on to win 9-8 in 13 innings.

“They played better than us, honestly,” Bruce said. “We knew New York is a tough place to play, but coming back here with Corey [Kluber] on the mound, you write that up every time. You trust him. They outplayed us. I feel like it’s an opportunity that’s missed.”And while they do, the Yankees have every reason to believe they can author more of their own rich, rich story.

On the night, Gardner had three hits, scored a run, drove in a run and saw a total of 34 pitches.

Gregory Shamus/Getty ImagesAnd the Yankees needed everything they could squeeze from the Old Salts like Sabathia, Gardner, Gregorius, David Robertson, Aroldis Chapman and the rest because the Baby Bombers are finding October a difficult month to traverse. Aaron Judge struck out 16 times in 20 at-bats in this division series, and Gary Sanchez fanned 10 times in 23 at-bats. Greg Bird scuffled too.

Didi Gregorius homers twice, powering Yankees into ALCS with 5-2 win over Indians

GREGORIUS COMES THROUGH When the Yankees first traded for Didi Gregorius, he had the unenviable assignment of replacing Derek Jeter at shortstop. Gregorius started slowly, with nine homers and a .688 OPS in 2015. In each of the next two seasons he improved, hitting 20 homers with a .751 OPS in 2016 before hitting 25 homers with a .796 OPS in 2017. Along the way he averaged more than three wins above replacement per season.

Joe Girardi’s Game 2 gaffe helped put New York in an 0-2 hole in the best-of-five American League Division Series, an improbable celebration commenced in the visitor’s clubhouse at Progressive Field.

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And yet, there the Yankees were Wednesday night, just a few minutes before midnight, dancing on the Progressive Field infield as a packed house sat in stunned silence.@DavidWaldstein) October 12, 2017

ALDS Takeaways: Gregorius sends Yankees to ALCS with two-homer night
ALDS Takeaways: Gregorius sends Yankees to ALCS with two-homer night

“Nobody wanted the season to be over,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “It doesn’t wind down, it comes to a crashing halt. It’s disappointing. We felt good about ourselves. We made it harder to win, especially in the last two games.”

I can’t help but think these playoff games, however entertaining some of them have been and no matter how much I, as a baseball obsessive like them, are bad for baseball. It’s simply not the kind of product that will draw fans in or keep less-than-obsessed fans interested. I suspect Major League Baseball knows it too and that, barring some miraculous increase in the speed of these games in the NLCS, ALCS and World Series, we’re going to see some pretty major changes initiated this offseason to try address it.Gardner flew under the radar while the likes of Didi Gregorius, Greg Bird, Masahiro Tanaka, Luis Severino, David Robertson and CC Sabathia claimed the spotlight. But in Game 5 of the ALDS, Gardner played an important role which made all the difference in the Yankees 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians.

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