Whatever could go wrong did for Yankees in ALDS Game 1

Whatever could go wrong did for Yankees in ALDS Game 1”

The New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians will come together at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday night for Game 1 of their MLB Playoffs 2017 AL Division Series.

Also, Francona said there's a good chance Michael Brantley will start in left field in Game 3 at Yankee Stadium.

"That's why we cancelled batting practice, to protect the field", said Curtis Danburg, the Indians' senior director of communications.

"They gave their ideas for it and why they had their ideas for it, and I didn't have a problem with it", Kluber said.

Though the Tribe lost a power hitter that has been fantastic in the middle of the order, there's no denying the first-inning output was ideal for the Indians. On Thursday, it looked like the Indians got a better deal while the Yankees were fleeced by the Oakland Athletics. "Whichever way that happens, and if it happens and we advance, it doesn't matter who pitches when, in my mind". Bauer, he of the 4.36 career ERA, enjoyed his best season as a pro this year.

Yankees Game 2 starter CC Sabathia, who spent eight seasons with the Indians, thinks James may be hiding his true feelings.

If Sabathia is able to match Kluber, the Yankees might have the advantage in the later innings.

If this postseason is as good as last year's, then everyone watching is in for a real treat.

Colon has influenced a lot of players over his two decades pitching in the majors, though it's hard to imagine any more different from him than Gray. "So it's not surprising at all". Alex Wood has been a breakout star in the rotation while Cody Bellinger has lit up opposing pitchers nearly as well as Aaron Judge. Adam Warren, Jaime Garcia, and Dellin Betances did a good job of keeping the Indians' bats quiet, but that effort was moot with no run support.

The Yanks would add another in the bottom of the second inning thanks to a Gardner solo shot to right, putting them up 4-3.

Girardi got a bad Judge, too-not the one who lit up the early season and September, but the guy who struck out so many times in the lean summer months. For one, the Yankees only placed four of Bauer's fastballs in play as they were unable to hone in on the pitch. "If you look at his hot zone where he slugs the ball", pitching coach Mickey Callaway said, "it's like the whole strike zone". Chose to go into Fire Sale Mode, and he's been even better since the trade, looking as dominant as any time in his multiple Cy Young winning HoF career. That's how long it took the Yankees to finally get a hit off of Indians starter Trevor Bauer. Headley is just 1 of 14 against Kluber. That includes his start against the Cubs in Game 7 of the World Series. The four wild card starting pitchers combined for just 7.1 innings while allowing 20 hits and 15 earned runs. He'll face Kluber (18-4, 2.25 ERA), who will contend with the Red Sox's Chris Sale for the AL Cy Young award.

After a half-season with the Brewers, Sabathia signed a free-agent contract with the Yankees, has spent the past nine years in The Bronx, and considers NY home. If there was any concern that the Yankees prodigious rookie would show signs of nervousness under the beaming lights of playoff baseball, he resoundingly put those concerns to rest Tuesday night.

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