Aaron Judge scalds line drive homer in AL Wild Card Game
15:41, Oct 4, 2017
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There was no chance this matchup could happen, not in early April, not even in early August.
It's a disappointing end to an incredible season, but apart from the outcome, there is nothing to fear about the future of the Minnesota Twins. This was a moment when the Yankees' season was very much on the line, much too early in the Wild Card game. The 858 runs the Yankees scored were second-best in the majors and their run differential (+198) led MLB, as did the 241 home runs deposited over ballpark fences. It took them three games to defeat the Twins in both the 2009 and 2010 ALDS. The Rockies clinched their ticket to the postseason on the final day of the season, holding off the Milwaukee Brewers by one game.
The Yankees turned to Chad Green-the long relief version of Clayton Kershaw-after removing Severino. A lot has changed. That's the best record by one team against a single opponent during that stretch.
Oh my. The league is hitting.205 off the Yankees' pen, by far the lowest opponents' average in the league. Santana carries a 1.13 WHIP with 167 strikeouts over 211 1/3 innings. Three batters would hit a home run in their first appearance in the Wild Card game. "His best month was September, when it mattered most".
Matt Belisle replaced Brandon Kintzler as the Twins' closer after Minnesota sent Kintzler to the Nationals before the July 31 trade deadline. He lasted about 20 minutes. Exactly how he will be used in the postseason - and how rusty he will be - will be interesting to see. Meanwhile, DH Matt Holliday carries a.417 BA against the Twins ace, with two home runs, two doubles, and three RBI.
For Arizona, they were one of the pleasant surprises of the season, after a bad 2016 season. Suddenly, they can really hit. That's ... good for the Yankees?
Brian Dozier opened the game by hitting Severino's fifth pitch into the first row of the left field seats fence, and Eddie Rosario lined the right-hander's 17th pitch into the right field seats for a two-run shot.
Now, after a jaw-dropping 52-homer rookie season, it's Judge's turn to show what he can do in October.
Molitor hadn't decided on Sano's status for the game, although he was optimistic that the slugger would play. Gary Sanchez (.876 OPS, 33 HRs, 90 RBIs), Brett Gardner (.778 OPS, 21 HRs, 63 RBIs, 23 SBs) and Didi Gregorius (.796 OPS, 25 HRs, 87 RBIs) also highlight the offense. Santana finished his 2017 campaign with a 3.28 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and a record of 16-8. Until they did it against the Twins on Tuesday night, in a game they finally ended up winning 8-4, and winning themselves a trip to Cleveland in the process. I saw it in Spring Training. He has played a lot better compared to how he played a year ago when he did play at third. Their outfield defense is especially good.
Buxton, a Gold Glove Award contender in center, matched those efforts in the second inning Tuesday. And now, Buxton is a risky offensive player. The Yankees are sending Luis Severino to the mound. As good as Cleveland was at the plate, they were even better on the mound with the top ranked pitching staff posting a 3.30 ERA to make this team unsafe from top to bottom. Once the Yankees take the ball from Luis Severino, they'll hand the ball to several pitchers that have been lights out of late. That goal, however, hinges on one game.
We just make decisions based on, 'Hey, listen , he just went three in a row pretty hard.' His running, it's all hard running. The man in front of McGuire at the moment, Bilal Powell , has been predominantly a receiving back throughout his career.
Freshman quarterback Jake Fromm played into the fourth quarter and went 7 of 15 for 84 yards with one touchdown and interception. Kelly, the SEC's leading rusher going into Saturday action, ran 16 times for 44 yards, well below his 112.5-yard average.
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Whittaker scampered open on the opposite side and caught a short pass from Newton, and ran it in for a 28-yard touchdown. We've just got to stick together, keep working hard and keep communicating. "That's what my mentality has to be".
The unprecedented victory of the AfD and its presence in the German parliament will undoubtedly have important implications. Schulz's SPD was down to 20.5 percent, but still managed to remain the second party after the conservatives.
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said that the government of Canada also strongly disagrees with the USA tariff ruling. She tweeted this morning: " Bitterly disappointed by initial Bombardier ruling". ( Bombardier builds the C Series in Montreal).
He did not look flustered against the Indian spinners and had no trouble against the pacers as he reached the three-figure mark. Although India were trounced by the West Indies with seven wickets and eight balls remaining, India won the series 3-2.
Buffalo's 19-play drive, which lasted 11 minutes and 20 seconds, ended with a 24-yard field goal by Hauschka for a 17-10 lead. He had three interceptions in a 30-26 win at Detroit last week, including a pick-six, which led to 10 points for the Lions.
Running back Paul Perkins (ribs) and center Weston Richburg (concussion) left on the same drive late in the third quarter. Maybe the 2017 Giants can embrace a 12-game season in which nothing is expected of them anymore and the pressure is off.
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