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Friday, October 22, 2010

Stick A Fork In 'Em... Yankees @ Rangers Game 6 Preview

Down 3-2 in the series, The NY Yankees are facing elimination and an abrupt end to their quest for a 28th World Series title. They send 18-game winner Phil Hughes to the mound to face a Texas lineup that led the AL in batting average for the regular season and also leading MLB in postseason hitting. Hughes so far is sporting a 5.73 ERA this postseason, and gave up 7 runs to the Rangers while losing Game 2. Previous to Game 2, Hughes was 7-4 with a 3.47 ERA on the road in the regular season.

The Yankees will face veteran right hander Colby Lewis, who is 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA in two starts this postseason and was 6-4 with an ERA of 3.41 at home this season. Lewis also ranked 7th in the AL in strikeouts and will attempt to again keep the Yankees at bay with a mix of off speed pitches. Lewis was the victor in Game 2 while holding the Yankees to only 2 runs in 5 and 2/3 innings.

Player to Watch: Texas OF Josh Hamilton
So far this postseason MVP candidate Hamilton is leading the AL in home runs (4) and RBI's (8) despite only batting .216... in the regular season Hamilton led the AL with a .359 batting average, and hit .390 at home and .401 against right handed pitching.

Prediction: Rangers send the Yankees packing and will make their first appearance in the World Series behind their offense in a close one. Texas 6 - NYY 4



  1. Us Yankee fans say this will go to a game 7 and then Cliff Lee will get his... Yanks win series 4-3

  2. Have to admit I went old school & did the tootsie roll when the yanks lost. #UncleRon shall enjoy copious amounts of yak the next few days.