He did get two at bats in the last two games of the season, but those came as a pinch hitter and designated hitter. "No words, honestly. I'm speechless". The pending Carlos Carrasco-Masahiro Tanaka matchup in Game 3 skews Cleveland's way.
"Cody can speak to it more, but his career, he's really taken off the last few years", Miller said.
"Right off the bat you could tell he was fighting his command", Francona said of Kluber during an in-game interview with MLB Network's Tom Verducci.
(Photo: Reuters) The Cleveland Indians are seen in this file photo.
Girardi got 26 outs from his bullpen after yanking starter Luis Severino with one out and three runs in in the first inning Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins, and Chad Green, David Robertson, Tommy Kahnle and Aroldis Chapman proved to be up to the task as the Yankees pulled out an 8-4 victory.
A Jason Kipnis single brings in Austin Jackson, who led off the bottom of the second with a single of his own.
Yankees Game 2 starter CC Sabathia, who spent eight seasons with the Indians, feels James may be hiding his true feelings. Sonny Gray, who gets the ball in Game, started three games against the Tribe this season, two with the Oakland Athletics and one with the Yankees. The Los Angeles Dodgers had the best record in the MLB during the regular season, and arguably have the best pitcher in baseball, Clayton Kershaw.
After falling injured during Game 2 of the ALDS against the Yankees, Indians slugger Edwin Encarnacion got an MRI and, at least for now, has been declared day-to-day by the Indians. Altuve had never hit three homers in a big-league game until Thursday, but his power outburst led Houston to a decisive Game 1 win. The Yankees' second baserunner is promptly erased on a double play.
Pettitte earned that hallowed Yankee honor largely because of all his clutch playoff performances - especially in Game 2s, when Joe Torre called his number so many times. I know he can play the position. As a 21-year-old rookie, he won his first playoff start at what was then Jacobs Field.
In the eighth inning, Judge walked to the plate with two on and two out, the Yankees' best chance, by far, to make it a game. Before Game 2, manager Terry Francona said the plan was to start Brantley in left field for Game 3 on October 8 in NY. When he reached second, Lindor was out of the dugout waving around his teammate as the Indians had caught the Yankees. "But the Indians had a bunch of reasons they went with Bauer, and all of them fell into place".
As gruesome as the injury appeared, however, manager Terry Francona in his post-game press conference left home Encarnacion might return before the postseason ends.
Kluber wasn't himself. Not even close.