No time to look back tonight, as much as I'd like to gush about how absolutely dirty CC Sabathia is. Game of the ALCS is tonight, and the biggest question surrounding the Yankees will continue to be how they plan to use Alex Rodriguez. He's been absolute crap against righties (0-12 w/ 9 Ks in the DS), and the Tigers will roll out 4 righties in this series. A-Rod's career numbers against each are as follows:
- Vs. Doug Fister: 1-5, 1 BB, 1 K
- Vs. Anibal Sanchez: 0-3
- Vs. Justin Verlander: 8-24, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 4 BB, 3 K
- Vs. Max Scherzer: 1-10, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 4 K
Not exactly inspiring numbers, although he has been very good against Verlander. My guess is Joe keep A-Rod out tonight, and if Chavez does nothing against Fister we will see A-Rod back for Games 2 and 3 against Anibal Sanchez and his lack of postseason experience and Verlander and A-Rod's familiarity and positive track record against him.
"The Post once claimed that after sleeping with women, Jeter would leave a gift basket of signed memorabilia in the car taking the “conquest” home. He’s avoided commenting on the item for three years. But he’s still annoyed. “Like I’m giving them signed baseballs and pictures of myself on the way out! Who comes up with a story like that?” He laughs, incredulous. “It said the reason people found out was because I gave the same girl the same basket and I had forgotten I’d given her one—like there are so many people coming through I forgot!” Even if Jeter were cheesy enough to have handed out souvenirs, he’s far too careful to have made that kind of mistake."
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