Another year, another Yankee postseason cut short by the Detroit Tigers. This was far more predictable, as I posted earlier, after Derek Jeter went down with a broken ankle. This team lacked mental toughness all year, as evidenced by their insane stat that up until the last week of the regular season they had been something like 0-54 when trailing entering the 9th inning. They were also one of the worst hitting teams with runners in scoring position, in other words, pressure spots.
So it isn't surprising they scored 6 runs in 4 games against the Tigers, scored in only 3 innings and except for the 9th inning of game 1, they scored 2 runs in 3 other games. Robinson Cano, their best hitter, was a disaster. Nick Swisher, Curtis Granderson, and Alex Rodriguez were as well. Hopefully all 3 will be gone. It has to happen. They have been postseason failures since they came here, with the exception of ARod, but that was only the 2009 postseason. In every other year he has been abysmal.
Now it's time to get really into the football season with the Giants and even the Jets, who are like an old girlfriend I still care about and only wish good things for but I've moved on with my life. There is also the Knicks. It should be an exciting winter in New York sports, it's just that the fall ended prematurely.