Saturday, October 23, 2010

End of the Road

Substandard starting pitching. A lack of pop in the bats and no timely hitting. That will do you in just about every time. The Yankees 2010 season ended with a whimper on Friday night as the defending champs were dethroned by Texas.

The Yankees were never really in the series. The lack their normal hitting prowess and fell prey to hunger young pitchers from the Lone Star state. They were outplayed in just about every aspect of the game in five out of six games.

There isn't much to complain about. Anything can happen in a seven game series and while the Yankees had the superior team on paper, the Rangers showed why the games are played and how they should be played.

Yankee fans will make a swift transition to the hot stove now and will ogle Cliff Lee in his Game 1 start of the World Series.

Aside from a poor ALCS the Yankees were thoroughly entertaining this season and they'll be back at it again come February and March.


Dan said...

As I think I've said before, the team that wins the World Series always catches fire with the bullpen. This aspect often makes the playoffs a crapshoot. It's something that can't be predicted or developed over the season. Look at all the post season go-to stoppers that never did anything before or since... Grant Balfour, Alan Embry. I'm sure I could think of more, but it's 6am and I can't sleep.

Dennis said...

It's why I say that the World Series winner is seldom the best team in MLB. It takes a very different roster with a very different skill set to win 97 games over six months than it does to win 11 games over 1 month.