The Post Season

Yankee review of 2017:
With the strong performances of Judge, Sanchez, and Bird (94 homers total), some trades, and clutch performances by many, the team made it to game 7 of the ALCS via the wild card game. This put them 2 years ahead of the planned return to World Series winning seasons.


Dodgers (3-4) vs. Astros (4-3)
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Game 1: Dodgers win 3-1@ LA
Keuchel: gives up first pitch homer!
Game 2: Astros win 7-6 in 11 innings
Dodgers tied it the 9th
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Game 3:Astros win 5-3@ Houston
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Game 4: Dodgers win 6-2
Dodgers score 5 in the 9th
Game 5: Astros win 13-12 in 10 innings

Dodgers led 7-0 in the 5thtie it in the 9th

Game 6: Dodgers win 3-1@ LA
Verlander took loss.
Game 7: Astros win 5-1
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Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger unanimous Rookie of the Year winners

Post Season Scores

American League

East - Red Sox(93-69)
Central - - Indians(102-60)
West - Astros
Wild card 1 - Yankees(91-71)
Wild card 2 - Twins (85-77)


National League

East - Nationals(97-65)
Central - Cubs(92-70)
West Dodgers (104-58)
Wild card 1 - Diamondbacks (93-69)
Wild card 2 - Rockies(87-65)



Astros (4-3) vs. Yankees (3-4)
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Game 1: Astros win 2-1@ Houston
Tanaka gives up 2 in 4th. Bird out at home on Judge single.
Bird homers in 9th to avoid shutout.
Game 2:Astros win 2-1
Chapman blows game in 9th
Game 3:Yankees win 8-1 @ Yankee Stadium
CC 6 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 5Ks.
Todd Fraiser & Judge homer
Betances: 10 pitches, 8 balls, no outs.
Game 4:Yankees win 6-4
Judge homered.
Yankees down 4-0 in 7th
Game 5:Yankees win 5-0
Finally beat Keuchel, Tanaka shuts down Astros
Game 6:: Astros win 7-1@ Houston
Verlander too much for Yankee bats.
Game 7 Astros win 4-0
Yankees held to 3 hits by two pitchers.


Dodgers (4-1) vs. Cubs (1-4)



Yankees (3-2) vs. Indians (2-3) 103 wins and 22 in a row mean nothing when Yankees beat Indians' ace and pen!

Game 1: Indians win 4-0 @ Cleveland
Gray lost & Judge 3Ks
Game 2: Indians win 9-8 in 13 innings @ Cleveland
Girardi blew on NOT requesting a review on a hit batter, which replay showed th ball hitting the bat and tipped into Sanchez' mit for a strikeout.
Game 3: Yankees win 1-0@ Yankee Stadium
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Game 4:Yankees win7-3
Severino back in form, Judge drives in 2 runs
Yankees win 1-0

Tanaka wins it, Bird hit a homer
Game 5:Yankees win5-2@ Cleveland
CC and bullpen great. Gregarius 2 homers.
Judge 4 Ks!


Red Sox (1-3) vs. Astros (3-1)


Dodgers(3-0) vs. Diamondbacks(0-3)


Cubs (3-2) vs. Nationals (2-3)


Yankees 8 vs. Twins 4 at Yankee Stadium
Severino gave up three runs (2 homers) in 1/3 inning
Gegarius tied in the bottom of the first on a homer, later Judge and Gardner hit homers too.

Rockies 8 vs. Dimondbacks11 at Arizona

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2017 Season

Opening Day Lineup April 2 at Tampa
Brett Gardner LF
Gary Sanchez C
Greg Bird 1B
Matt Holliday DH
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Starlin Castro 2B
PChase Headley 3B
Aaron JudgeRF
onald TorreyesSS
Masahiro Tanaka - RHP
RThe bad news, theRays score seven runs off of Tanaka in three innings, Yanks lose two play reviews
Yankees lose 7-3

May 26 - Uniform #2 retired for Jeter

May 14 - After giving up too many runs in his lst few outings, Tanaka, struck out 13 and allowed one run, but took the loss as Clippard couldn't hold the A's.

June 11 - Yankees scored 8 or more runs in five consecutive games, First time since July 1956!
June 18 - The end of a disaterous west coast trip, going 1-6 in LA and Oakland

June 30 - Two days after his ML debut, where he wnt 3-4 and 6 RBI, both Yankee records, Miguel Andújar was optioned back to Scranton.

July 11 - At the All Star break:
Yankees(45-41) in second place 3½ games behind Boston.
Aaron Judge wins the home run derby with 47 total and four 500'+ drives.
AL beat the NL 2-1 in 10 innings, Seattle's Cano hit a 10th inning homer!

Aug 14 to 17 - Yankees sweep four games vs. Mets, two games at each park.
Aug 31 to Sept 3 -
Yankees take 3 of 4 games from Boston, including three homers off of Chris Sale!
With no games remaining vs. the Bosox, they are 3½ games behind and 2 games ahead in the wild card race.

Sept 23 -Yankees clinch at least a wild card spot with a win in Toronto!
Sept 25 -Judge sets the record for homers by a Rookie at 50 and joined other Yankees at that number for a season.





2017 Preview

Nov 17 - The have acquired right-handed pitchers Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman from the Houston Astros in exchange for catcher Brian McCann and cash considerations.

Nov 18 - Traded LHP James Pazos to the Mariners for RHP Zack Littell.
Designated for assignment: RHP Nathan Eovaldi, LHP Joe Mantiply, and RHP Nick Rumbelow for assignment.
Released UTIL Dustin Ackley

Nov 30 - Players and owners agreed to a new five year basic agreement that includeshome field advantage for the World Series, the league pennant winner with the better regular season record gets games 1,2, & 6,7. Thus the nonsense that the All Star mean something beecomes moot. There were other provisions, see the MSN report for details.

Dec 4 - Yankees agreed to terms with outfielder/designated hitter Matt Holliday on a one-year, $13 million contract.

Dec 7 - Aroldis Chapman has the agreed to a five-year, $86 million contract with the Yankees, pending a physical.
Gregorious will miss the first month of the season due to a shoulder injuryduring the WBC.



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