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  • @Yankees • 59m

    Fansided: Yankees: Analyzing what went wrong during the ALCS

    Just a week ago it looked like this was going to be the year the Yankees won their first World Series since 2009 and the 28th in franchise history. After a 103 win regular season and a dominant ALDS sweep over the 101-win Minnesota Twins, the Yanks went into Houston for Game 1 and shutout the top-seeded Astros 7-0 to take a 1-0 series lead.

    Unlike the 2017 ALCS, the Yankees were finally able to win a game in Houston and gained home-field advantage before the series shifted to New York for Games 3-5. That was still the case even after they suffered another devastating walk-off loss in Game 2 when Carlos Correa hit a walk-off home run to give Houston a 3-2 win in 11 innings to tie the series.

    Just a week ago it looked like this was going to be the year the Yankees won their first World Series since 2009 and the 28th in franchise history. After a 103 win regular season and a dominant ALDS sweep over the 101-win Minnesota Twins, the Yanks went into Houston for Game 1 and shutout the top-seeded Astros 7-0 to take a 1-0 series lead.

    Unlike the 2017 ALCS, the Yankees were finally able to win a game in Houston and gained home-field advantage before the series shifted to New York for Games 3-5. That was still the case even after they suffered another devastating walk-off loss in Game 2 when Carlos Correa hit a walk-off home run to give Houston a 3-2 win in 11 innings to tie the series.

  • @Yankees • 3h

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    For the first time since the 1910s, that's the pre-Babe Ruth era if you're scoring at home, the New York Yankees have ended a decade without winning a single pennant. Much like how they started the decade in 2010, their season ended in the Lone Star State in Game 6 of the ALCS, this time to the Houston Astros. It was almost eerily reminiscent of that series, with the Yankees winning Game 1 on the road, a Game 3 loss to a pitcher they should've acquired in the past (Cliff Lee/Gerrit Cole), only winning one game at Yankee Stadium (also Game 5 with a big outing from their ace lefty CC Sabathia/James Paxton), and ultimately allowing six runs in a Game 6 loss.

    For the first time since the 1910s, that's the pre-Babe Ruth era if you're scoring at home, the New York Yankees have ended a decade without winning a single pennant. Much like how they started the decade in 2010, their season ended in the Lone Star State in Game 6 of the ALCS, this time to the Houston Astros. It was almost eerily reminiscent of that series, with the Yankees winning Game 1 on the road, a Game 3 loss to a pitcher they should've acquired in the past (Cliff Lee/Gerrit Cole), only winning one game at Yankee Stadium (also Game 5 with a big outing from their ace lefty CC Sabathia/James Paxton), and ultimately allowing six runs in a Game 6 loss.

  • @Yankees • 9h

    Pinstripe Alley: The Yankees rallied late, but missed opportunities proved costly in a 6-4 loss

    The Yankees brought the ALCS to Game Six, but they didn't have enough to force a Game Seven. Opportunities came in bunches, but they weren't able to come through in pivotal situations. Their known strengths in the bullpen ended up allowing each run that crossed the plate for Houston, while the middle relievers did more than expected. Either team looked like they could take control of the game with each inning but the contest remained close right until the end.

    Things were looking good for Chad Green once the first batter of the game George Springer struck out on an outside slider.

    The Yankees brought the ALCS to Game Six, but they didn't have enough to force a Game Seven. Opportunities came in bunches, but they weren't able to come through in pivotal situations. Their known strengths in the bullpen ended up allowing each run that crossed the plate for Houston, while the middle relievers did more than expected. Either team looked like they could take control of the game with each inning but the contest remained close right until the end.

    Things were looking good for Chad Green once the first batter of the game George Springer struck out on an outside slider.

  • @Yankees • 11h

    ESPN.com: What's next for the Yankees after ALCS loss to Astros?

    There is no shame in losing to the Houston Astros, a powerhouse team headed to its second World Series in three seasons. This six-game defeat, however, will hardly prevent New York Yankees fans from calling for heads and demanding change, even after a 103-win season that matched the franchise high in victories since the magical 1998 season. Their World Series drought now stretches 10 seasons, and for the first time since the team acquired Babe Ruth ahead of the 1920 season, the Yankees went an entire decade without reaching the Fall Classic.

    If anything, the exclamation point on the 2017-19 Yankees came not in Game 5 at Yankee Stadium on Friday night, but back on Aug.

    There is no shame in losing to the Houston Astros, a powerhouse team headed to its second World Series in three seasons. This six-game defeat, however, will hardly prevent New York Yankees fans from calling for heads and demanding change, even after a 103-win season that matched the franchise high in victories since the magical 1998 season. Their World Series drought now stretches 10 seasons, and for the first time since the team acquired Babe Ruth ahead of the 1920 season, the Yankees went an entire decade without reaching the Fall Classic.

    If anything, the exclamation point on the 2017-19 Yankees came not in Game 5 at Yankee Stadium on Friday night, but back on Aug.

  • @Yankees • 13h

    Empire Sports Media: New York Yankees: 3 reasons the Yankees lost the ALCS to the Astros

    With Jose Altuve ending the New York Yankees hopes of a potential comeback in the latter part of a game six ALCS game in Houston, it leaves plenty of questions on the table to consider. First and foremost, catcher Gary Sanchez comes into question.

    In a year where expectations were high, Sanchez struggled behind the plate in the postseason, hitting just .130 over nine games. He also allowed numerous wild pitches and was porous with respect to framing pitches. All around, Sanchez was below average, forcing the Yankees to continue on without support from their supposed 'elite' catcher.

    With Jose Altuve ending the New York Yankees hopes of a potential comeback in the latter part of a game six ALCS game in Houston, it leaves plenty of questions on the table to consider. First and foremost, catcher Gary Sanchez comes into question.

    In a year where expectations were high, Sanchez struggled behind the plate in the postseason, hitting just .130 over nine games. He also allowed numerous wild pitches and was porous with respect to framing pitches. All around, Sanchez was below average, forcing the Yankees to continue on without support from their supposed 'elite' catcher.

  • @Yankees • 14h

    NY Post: Aaron Judge's blunt take on Yankees' loss: 'It's a failure'

    Long-time captain Derek Jeter always said it was World Series or bust for the New York Yankees, and Aaron Judge is following in his footsteps.

    "It's a failure,'' Judge told The Post after the Yankees' season-ending 6-4 loss to the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS on Saturday night in Houston. "We talked about winning the division and winning the World Series.

    "No matter how many games we won during the regular season it is a failure.''

    Judge said the team fought through adversity, but knows there likely will be some changes ahead for the Yankees, who just completed their first decade since the 1910s without a World Series victory.

    Long-time captain Derek Jeter always said it was World Series or bust for the New York Yankees, and Aaron Judge is following in his footsteps.

    "It's a failure,'' Judge told The Post after the Yankees' season-ending 6-4 loss to the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS on Saturday night in Houston. "We talked about winning the division and winning the World Series.

    "No matter how many games we won during the regular season it is a failure.''

    Judge said the team fought through adversity, but knows there likely will be some changes ahead for the Yankees, who just completed their first decade since the 1910s without a World Series victory.

  • @Yankees • 18h

    CBS: Yankees Fail In The Clutch One Last Time, Astros Head To World Series On Walk-Off Win

    HOUSTON (CBSNewYork/AP) -- A record-setting season by "Savages in the Box" ended with a slew of strikeouts and another October bust for the New York Yankees.

    For the first time since the 1910s, the 27-time champions have gone through an entire calendar decade without even making it to a World Series.

    An AL Championship Series of missed opportunities ended when Aroldis Chapman allowed Jose Altuve's pennant-winning, two-run homer in the ninth inning Saturday night that gave the Houston Astros a 6-4 win and the pennant in six games.

    "It will serve us well going forward when we get to the top of the mountain," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

    HOUSTON (CBSNewYork/AP) -- A record-setting season by "Savages in the Box" ended with a slew of strikeouts and another October bust for the New York Yankees.

    For the first time since the 1910s, the 27-time champions have gone through an entire calendar decade without even making it to a World Series.

    An AL Championship Series of missed opportunities ended when Aroldis Chapman allowed Jose Altuve's pennant-winning, two-run homer in the ninth inning Saturday night that gave the Houston Astros a 6-4 win and the pennant in six games.

    "It will serve us well going forward when we get to the top of the mountain," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

  • @Yankees • 21h

    NY Post: So much makes Aaron Hicks' Yankees tale remarkable

    HOUSTON - From the moment he showed up in The Bronx, it has been impossible to dislike anything about Aaron Hicks. Sure, he was slow to display the maximum possibilities of his talents, and he scuffled for a bit, hitting only .217 in 2016, his first year in pinstripes.

    But there was always an intrigue about his game: his patience at the plate, his ability to go get the baseball in the outfield, his power, his speed. He wasn't what you would call a five-tool player but he did own all five tools, and it was impossible to think about what he could become.

    HOUSTON - From the moment he showed up in The Bronx, it has been impossible to dislike anything about Aaron Hicks. Sure, he was slow to display the maximum possibilities of his talents, and he scuffled for a bit, hitting only .217 in 2016, his first year in pinstripes.

    But there was always an intrigue about his game: his patience at the plate, his ability to go get the baseball in the outfield, his power, his speed. He wasn't what you would call a five-tool player but he did own all five tools, and it was impossible to think about what he could become.

  • @Yankees • 23h

    NY Post: CC Sabathia, injuries to new stars show how fleeting it can be

    HOUSTON -- As sad as it might have been to watch CC Sabathia leave a playing field for the very last time as an active player, his shoulder hanging limp against his body late at Yankee Stadium late Thursday night, there was also something quite noble about the picture, too, something Sabathia himself referenced Friday afternoon.

    "I think it's just kind of fitting," Sabathia said. "I threw until I couldn't anymore."

    It felt like a perfect juxtaposition against what happened late last week to two of the brightest lights in all of sports, both breathtakingly young, both with a boundless road of possibility stretched out in front of them.

    HOUSTON -- As sad as it might have been to watch CC Sabathia leave a playing field for the very last time as an active player, his shoulder hanging limp against his body late at Yankee Stadium late Thursday night, there was also something quite noble about the picture, too, something Sabathia himself referenced Friday afternoon.

    "I think it's just kind of fitting," Sabathia said. "I threw until I couldn't anymore."

    It felt like a perfect juxtaposition against what happened late last week to two of the brightest lights in all of sports, both breathtakingly young, both with a boundless road of possibility stretched out in front of them.

  • @Yankees • 1d

    Pinstripe Alley: Yankees add Ben Heller to postseason roster, explained

    Roster construction is always heavily anticipated during the playoffs, but this season felt as if more attention was being paid towards the 25 men the Yankees decided to field. With the amount of injuries that occurred this year, the Bombers have had tough decisions to make. A player like Luke Voit who was slotted fifth behind Giancarlo Stanton last postseason and pivotal for the Yankees' early season success was left off the roster. Cameron Maybin, Tyler Wade, and Tyler Lyons, have all been beneficiaries on the postseason roster because of under performance and injury.

    Roster construction is always heavily anticipated during the playoffs, but this season felt as if more attention was being paid towards the 25 men the Yankees decided to field. With the amount of injuries that occurred this year, the Bombers have had tough decisions to make. A player like Luke Voit who was slotted fifth behind Giancarlo Stanton last postseason and pivotal for the Yankees' early season success was left off the roster. Cameron Maybin, Tyler Wade, and Tyler Lyons, have all been beneficiaries on the postseason roster because of under performance and injury.

  • @Yankees • 1d

    ESPN.com: Brad Peacock gets call to open ALCS Game 6 for Astros

    The Astros will open Game 6 of the AL Championship Series with right-handed reliever Brad Peacock on the mound Saturday night in Houston.

    The Astros lead the best-of-seven series against the New York Yankees, 3-2.

    Both teams arrived in Houston on Saturday morning, just hours after the Yankees stayed alive in the series with a 4-1 Game 5 win.

    Peacock actually closed out Friday night's contest in New York, pitching a scoreless inning of relief after starter Justin Verlander went the first seven innings.

    Peacock will be the fourth pitcher ever to finish a postseason game and start the next day on zero days' rest, and the first since 1924, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

    The Astros will open Game 6 of the AL Championship Series with right-handed reliever Brad Peacock on the mound Saturday night in Houston.

    The Astros lead the best-of-seven series against the New York Yankees, 3-2.

    Both teams arrived in Houston on Saturday morning, just hours after the Yankees stayed alive in the series with a 4-1 Game 5 win.

    Peacock actually closed out Friday night's contest in New York, pitching a scoreless inning of relief after starter Justin Verlander went the first seven innings.

    Peacock will be the fourth pitcher ever to finish a postseason game and start the next day on zero days' rest, and the first since 1924, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

  • @Yankees • 1d

    ESPN.com: Your guide to ALCS Game 6: Yankees look to punch World Series ticket

    HOUSTON -- Now that the Houston Astros have left the cauldron of Yankee Stadium and returned home to the comforts of Minute Maid Park, Carlos Correa acknowledges the challenge that awaits them. But the young shortstop also knows this isn't some mission impossible.

    "It's not like we've never won two games in a row before," Correa says.

    True. But the Astros also hadn't lost three in a row since early September. In doing so this week -- by a 19-5 margin, no less, against the surging New York Yankees -- they reached the brink of October oblivion, their 101-win season that inspired dreams of Houston's first-ever World Series title on the verge of disappearing.

    HOUSTON -- Now that the Houston Astros have left the cauldron of Yankee Stadium and returned home to the comforts of Minute Maid Park, Carlos Correa acknowledges the challenge that awaits them. But the young shortstop also knows this isn't some mission impossible.

    "It's not like we've never won two games in a row before," Correa says.

    True. But the Astros also hadn't lost three in a row since early September. In doing so this week -- by a 19-5 margin, no less, against the surging New York Yankees -- they reached the brink of October oblivion, their 101-win season that inspired dreams of Houston's first-ever World Series title on the verge of disappearing.

  • @Yankees • 1d

    Fansided: Yankees James Paxton throws gem; Aaron Hicks hits game-winning homer

    Yankees starter James Paxton threw a six-inning gem catching the Astros off-guard all night with nine strikeouts, dominating a team that seemed to find a way to hit the ball any way they could over the last three games. But, the Yanks would stave off elimination for another night.

    Paxton pitched the game of his life, which would be the Astros ultimate undoing in Game 5. Following a leadoff homer by D.J. LeMahieu to start the bottom of the first inning, the Bomber offensive did all the damage they would need in that opening frame.

    Yankees starter James Paxton threw a six-inning gem catching the Astros off-guard all night with nine strikeouts, dominating a team that seemed to find a way to hit the ball any way they could over the last three games. But, the Yanks would stave off elimination for another night.

    Paxton pitched the game of his life, which would be the Astros ultimate undoing in Game 5. Following a leadoff homer by D.J. LeMahieu to start the bottom of the first inning, the Bomber offensive did all the damage they would need in that opening frame.

  • @Yankees • 1d

    Bronx Pinstripes: ALCS Game 5: Yankees stay alive, DJ & Hicks get to Verlander

    Andrew & Scott give you their rapid reaction to Game 5 of the ALCS from outside Yankee Stadium, as the Yankees stay alive with a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros

    Andrew & Scott give you their rapid reaction to Game 5 of the ALCS from outside Yankee Stadium, as the Yankees stay alive with a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros

  • @Yankees • 1d

    CBS: Paxton Outduels Verlander, Yankees Beat Astros To Force ALCS Game 6 In Houston

    NEW YORK (AP) -- DJ LeMahieu drove Justin Verlander's second pitch over the wall, then Aaron Hicks sent the fans at Yankee Stadium into a frenzy with a three-run homer off the foul pole later in the first inning.

    And just like that, the Bronx Bombers were back -- in the game, and in this matchup of powerhouses.

    NEW YORK (AP) -- DJ LeMahieu drove Justin Verlander's second pitch over the wall, then Aaron Hicks sent the fans at Yankee Stadium into a frenzy with a three-run homer off the foul pole later in the first inning.

    And just like that, the Bronx Bombers were back -- in the game, and in this matchup of powerhouses.

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