That, more than anything, is the hardest thing to reconcile.
"Carrasco has been a guy who's been very, very consistent", Allen said.
How could he do nothing?
Despite jumping out to a 4-0 lead after five innings, their offense sputtered when given multiple chances to break the game wide open.
Here is the transcript of the manager's postgame interview after the Yankees' controversial 9-8 loss to the Indians in Game 2 of the ALDS. I didn't feel that way in the 2015 American League Wild Card game when the Yankees fell behind by three against the Houston Astros. Turn off the lights.
Two innings earlier Francisco Lindor hit a grand slam to cut the Yankees lead to one.
Brantley, who missed almost two months at the end of the regular season with a right ankle injury, was available off the bench in the first two games, but his return to the lineup would be a welcome sight for Francona.
Home plate umpire Dan Iassogna, however, saw it differently.
"I didn't think the first pitch was necessarily a bad pitch".
"I thought they were off the plate", Judge said of the questionable pitches.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said there wasn't enough evidence within 30 seconds to justify a challenge. They started Judge with curveballs in the strike zone, fed him fastballs at or above the numbers and finished him off by enticing him to chase breaking pitches in the dirt.
If this postseason is as good as last year's, then everyone watching is in for a real treat.
Going into the Wild Card game against the Minnesota Twins, it would've been a major disappointment had the season ended there.
But he failed in the biggest moment of the season. After loading the bases again in the fourth-this time with one out-Cleveland couldn't pile on. The pending Carlos Carrasco-Masahiro Tanaka matchup in Game 3 skews Cleveland's way.
"I'm a supporter of winners", James said, via the New York Post.
And the move paid off, with Cleveland lashing the Yankees in a 4-0 win.
Bruce went two for three on the night with a home run, double, sacrifice fly and three RBIs.
Greg Bird hits his first career postseason home run, a 2-run shot off of Mike Clevinger. The Yankees have both of these features, which is why they will not be an easy team to play against in October.
Tonight's Yankees vs Indians ALDS game is expected to start at 7:38pm ET but the battle has already begun on twitter, and the Yanks are in the lead.
The sixth inning was more unneeded proof. They ranked tenth among the 30 teams with a.274 wOBA against curveballs during the regular season. And though neither pitcher submitted his best outing Thursday, it was Verlander who got the better end of the bout, lasting six innings and allowing two runs as his team cruised to a Game 1 victory.
The umpire blew the call.
Yankees starter CC Sabathia wobbled early, but then retired 11 men in a row from the second through the fifth innings.