Tune in at 8:07 PM ET as the Yankees take on the Tigers in Game Four of the ALCS. Jason Buccheri will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Good evening MLB and ScoreMobile faithful, and welcome to game 4 of the ALCS! We are pretty much in uncharted territory when it comes to the Yankees in the playoffs. The Tigers are looking to become only the 4th team in history to sweep the Yankees in the post-season. Please join in with any comments and questions as the night progresses.
NYY – C.C. Sabathia
DET – Max Sherzer
@brad Thanks Brad, I was just getting to that. @nick we're all good to go pal!
@*MIKE* did call it everyone. I have to let you know. However, Mike has to admit that he did not predict Jeter to get injured and Cano really having a tough go- which IMO the major reason this team is in such a funk offensively.
We just got word that there is a weather delay, but it isn't currently raining in Detroit. They're waiting to see where the storm touches down. They don't want the starters to get going then have to pull them off the mound.
@sherry Yeah, some bad luck for MLB fans right now, but not to worry I've got some interesting stats lined up for just such an occasion. Plus, as you can tell already, everyone seems to be up for a good discussion!
For only the fourth time in their storied history, the Yankees are down three games to none in a postseason series
Teams leading 3-0 are 31-1 in MLB postseason history. The lone exception is a that memorable 2004 Boston Red Sox team. The Yankees had front row seats for that comeback, so they should know it’s possible, but the question is: without Jeter and Rivera how much heart and confidence do the Yankees have left?
@kingspy That's right. Impressive sir.
In those three previous postseason series in which they fell behind 3-0, they were swept -- by Frankie Frisch and the 1922 New York Giants, by Sandy Koufax and the 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers and by Johnny Bench and the 1976 Cincinnati Reds.
@mike They are waiting for a storm to pass, so as not to start and then stop the game. It's the right move.
@kingspy That would be my thinking. The Yankees would start CC on three days rest. Verlander would have his regular 4 days. Wouldn't that be something!