MLB playoffs: Adam Ottavino's disastrous postseason has turned Yankees' bullpen into a liability

CBSSports.comNEW YORK -- The Yankees came into the postseason hoping to ride their vaunted bullpen to the World Series. Their starters don't pitch particularly deep into games, but their bullpen, thanks to built-in off-days, would help carry the load. That was the plan.

October 18th 2019


Yankees replace injured CC Sabathia on ALCS roster, likely ending his 19-year MLB career

CBSSports.comNEW YORK -- CC Sabathia's career is potentially over. After suffering a shoulder injury in ALCS Game 4 on Thursday night, the Yankees announced they have replaced Sabathia on their roster Friday morning. By rule, he is ineligible to play in the World ...

October 18th 2019


Yankees' Star-Studded Bullpen Has Team on Brink of Collapse

Sports IllustratedNEW YORK — Houston shortstop Carlos Correa made sure to study the videotape after Yankees reliever Chad Green whiffed him on a high fastball in American League Championship Series Game 2 on Sunday. “I looked at it and his fastball has 23 inches of ...

October 18th 2019


Yankees vs. Astros odds, line: 2019 ALCS Game 5 picks, predictions from advanced model

CBSSports.comThe Houston Astros look to finish off the New York Yankees when they meet in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Friday. The Astros (107-55) took a commanding 3-1 series lead with an 8-3 victory over the Yankees (103-59) in Game 4.

October 18th 2019


Aaron Judge's struggles amplify Yankees' lackluster performance in ALCS

Fox BusinessWith Thursday night's loss to the Astros, the Yankees are facing a 3-1 deficit and an almost impossible feat to try and come back against the best team in baseball during the regular season. Judge has made 19 plate appearances in the series having four hits, ...

October 18th 2019


Do Or Die: Yankees Down 3-1 Against Houston Astros Heading Into Game 5

CBS PittsburghSo we've just got to regroup and let's go back to playing our game,” Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge told reporters after the loss. “I've got to step up, you know, everybody's got to step up. We've just got to go out there, just take care of business and just do our ...

October 18th 2019


Yankees One Loss Away From Elimination After Humiliating Performance

Sports IllustratedNEW YORK — The greatest indignity Yankees fans suffered on Thursday night was not one of the four errors or 13 strikeouts or 17 men left on base in an 8–3 drubbing that never felt that close. No, the cruelest moment of Game 4 of the ALCS came in the ...

October 18th 2019


Astros vs. Yankees ALCS Game 4 takeaways: Astros jump on Masahiro Tanaka; Yankees' defense struggles

CBSSports.comThe Astros topped the Yankees, 8-3, in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Thursday night (box score). With the win, Houston now has a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. That means the Astros are one win away from their second ...

October 18th 2019


Yankees vs. Astros score: Live ALCS Game 4 updates, highlights, full coverage

CBSSports.comALCS Game 4 is underway on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium with the New York Yankees looking to tie up the series against the Houston Astros. The Astros have won the last two games to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. A win on Thursday ...

October 18th 2019


Mother Nature deals a body blow to the Yankees' World Series hopes

USA TODAYNEW YORK -- If the New York Yankees don't have enough problems with the Houston Astros, they took a body blow Wednesday from Mother Nature, and suddenly are in real trouble. The Yankees, down 2 games to 1 in the American League Championship ...

October 16th 2019


For Yankees, Rainout Complicates the ALCS Pitching Plan

The New York Times (blog)With heavy rain falling in New York on Wednesday afternoon and more expected at night, Game 4 of the American League Championship Series between the Yankees and Houston Astros was postponed a day, until 8 p.m. on Thursday. Game 5, originally ...

October 16th 2019


MLB Playoffs: Astros' Josh Reddick calls Yankees fans disrespectful after ALCS Game 3 in New York

CBSSports.comHouston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick told reporters fans at Yankee Stadium threw objects on the field during the team's Game 3 AL Championship Series win Tuesday night. Reddick described fans throwing water bottles, baseballs and other objects onto ...

October 16th 2019


Yankees will be haunted by failure to knock out Astros ace Gerrit Cole in ALCS Game 3

USA TODAYThe New York Yankees were bidding to not only become the first team in five months to beat Cole, but perhaps even knock him out in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. By the end of the night, they were the ones screaming in sheer anguish, letting Cole ...

October 16th 2019


An Astros Ace Imposes His Will on the Yankees

The New York TimesSo I sat to watch the Astros' ace of aces, Gerrit Cole, take on the Yankees, and their fearsome, stuffed to the gills power lineup on Tuesday in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. For an inning it appeared Cole's day would end early.

October 16th 2019


Houston Astros fan beat New York Yankees fan during ALCS while he sat with his mom

ABC NewsThe Washington Nationals may have just booked their first trip to the World Series but the heated series taking place between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees has caused some serious friction in the stands when an Astros season ticket holder ...

October 16th 2019


An Astros Ace Imposes His Will on a Potent Yankees Offense

The New York Times (blog)Let me confess bias. I adore watching a dominant ace, one of those pitchers who in the flower of his power and guile imposes his will on a powerful adversary. So I sat to watch the Astros' ace of aces, Gerrit Cole, take on the Yankees, and their fearsome, ...

October 16th 2019


ALCS Game 3: Why Yankees-Astros could already be over

Yahoo SportsNEW YORK — It's not easy to lose a seven-game series in Game 3, but the New York Yankees may have done just that Tuesday night. For the second straight game, they caught one of the nastiest starting pitchers in the game at less than his nastiest, and let ...

October 16th 2019


Astros Ace Gets the Upper Hand Against a Yankees Platoon of Arms

The New York TimesActually, at four and one-third innings, Severino worked more than the typical Yankees starter in the postseason under Manager Aaron Boone. This series matches two data-savvy organizations that have opposite beliefs about how to pitch to a title, and their ...

October 16th 2019


Astros vs. Yankees takeaways: Jose Altuve remains a playoff monster; Yanks' fly balls die on warning track

CBSSports.comIn Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday in the Bronx, the Astros prevailed over the Yankees by a score of 4-1 (box score). In doing so, Houston took a 2-1 lead in this best-of-seven series to determined who wins the pennant.

October 16th 2019


MLB Playoffs: Yankees miss out on big chances to crack Astros ace Gerrit Cole in ALCS Game 3

CBSSports.comNEW YORK -- Gerrit Cole bent, but he did not break. The Houston Astros co-ace -- and former New York Yankees first-round draft pick -- wiggled in and out of danger in Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday night, helping the Astros to a 2-1 series advantage (HOU ...

October 16th 2019