I love tigers
It was a tough week to be a Yankees fan.
Can someone explain to me what happened to the New York Yankees? It seems inconceivable when you have a roster that includes Alex Rodriguez (who has over 600 home runs in his career), Curtis Granderson (who hit 43 HR’s during the regular season) and Robinson Cano who is one of the best all-around players in the game, that you have so much trouble scoring runs or even getting on base. Not only did the Yankees get swept, it wasn’t even close.
I’m sure you don’t want the reminder but here’s the final breakdown of stats:
Robinson Cano was at .075 (3 for 40) with no home runs, including a 29 at-bat hitless streak. Curtis Granderson went 3 for 30 with 16 strikeouts, Nick Swisher .167 (5 for 30) with two RBIs and Russell Martin .161 (5 for 31) with one RBI. Alex Rodriguez was benched after hitting .120 (3 for 25).
Over the last two postseasons, A Rod has five hits….which is the same number of hits that Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter has over the same period.
Fun fact: A Rod also became the only baseball player in history to strikeout during a game after getting benched. Apparently that Australian bikini model he gave his number to during the game still hasn’t called him back. Sorry I couldn’t resist.
The Yankees scored in only 3 of the 39 innings during their series with the Tigers and hit a combined .188 in the postseason and .157 in the ALCS.
Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera could only watch the team fall apart following season-ending injuries. Looks like Jeter will have surgery on his ankle and they don’t know if he’ll be ready to start next season. So things are looking great for next season Yankee fans!
Week 7 NFL Football Picks
I went an amazing 12-2 for the week and an unheard of 4-0 with my upset picks. Record: Overall (56-32), Upsets (10-6), Locks (7-2).
Game of the Week
Baltimore at Houston | Winner: Houston
Upsets of the Week:
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati | Winner: Cincinnati
New Orleans at Tampa Bay | Winner: Tampa Bay
Arizona at Minnesota | Winner: Arizona
Locks of the Week:
NY Jets at New England | Winner: New England
Seattle at San Francisco | Winner: San Francisco
Tennessee at Buffalo | Winner: Buffalo
Cleveland at Indianapolis | Winner: Indianapolis
Washington at NY Giants | Winner: NY Giants
Dallas at Carolina | Winner: Dallas
Green Bay at St. Louis | Winner: Green Bay
Jacksonville at Oakland | Winner: Oakland
Detroit at Chicago | Winner: Chicago