2011 ALDS Preview, Part 1 | The 2011 Yankee offense, top to bottom

Remember what Curtis did last postseason? (Spoiler alert: .476 wOBA)

There may be a few more games left, but the 2011 season for the New York Yankees is over, and it has been a stunning, unexpected success. While it is...

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Looking back in order to appreciate

Over the weekend, my girlfriend and I went to the movies to see the re-release of “The Lion King.” I’m beyond certain that we were the only non-parent adults in the theater. I’m sure I’ve seen the film between the first time I saw it and then, but I’d never really reflected on it.

Silly...

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Oh noes, it’s alive!

Oh well, it was a fun season while it lasted. Should have signed Carl Crawford.

Here in the real world, on the other hand, the Red Sox aren’t really doing any better than they were when yesterday started. Sure they’re better off than they would have been had they lost last night’s game, but after playing 23 innings yesterday, they now how to travel to Baltimore to face an Orioles team that, while not very good, is quite enthusiastic about the chance to ruin Boston’s season. Meanwhile the Rays will have their best three starters lined up to face a Yankees’ team with literally nothing to play for beyond getting ready for Friday night, and I assume Joe Girardi is going to be sending a B-lineup at best out to face James Shields tonight. The Yankees’ pitchers for the series will be Hector Noesi, the corpse of Bartolo Colon, and someone who is not C.C. Sabathia, Freddy Garcia, A.J.

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Series Preview | Yankees vs. Rays VI: The end

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Beginning tonight, the Yanks and Rays duke it out in the final regular season series of the year. The Yanks can win the season series with one win this week; the best the Rays can do is...

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Game 159: Red Sox 7, Yankees 4 (14 innings)

The Bombers had an opportunity to add to their lead in the second, when Jesus Montero led off with a double.  He was thrown out at third on a fielder’s choice by Chris Dickerson.  Austin Romine followed with a single, but Lackey seemed to settle in after that, escaping the inning with the Yankees lead still 3-0.

Nova kept the Red Sox hitters guessing through the early innings and Lackey put his struggles behind him.  A one out triple by Jed Lowrie had Boston threatening in the top of the fifth.  J.D. Drew followed with a single and the Red Sox were on the board.  Nova got Marco Scutaro to fly out, but hit Varitek with a pitch, putting two on with two out.  He came back and got Ellsbury to ground the ball back to Cano for an easy out, keeping the score at 3-1.

In the top of the sixth, Nova continued to lose a bit of his momentum.  …

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Yanks can't complete sweep; fall to Sox in extras 7-4

Obvious home run is obvious. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

So finally winning a series at home against the Red Sox for the first time in 2011 was quite enjoyable, although the...

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Game 158-Send ‘em off tied

Another new lineup, same results

With a loss tonight, the Red Sox will head out of town tied for the Wild Card with the Tampa Bay Rays, who were 5-2 winners this afternoon. It’s been an amazing collapse, one that no one could have seen coming...

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Game 158-Send 'em off tied

Another new lineup, same results

With a loss tonight, the Red Sox will head out of town tied for the Wild Card with the Tampa Bay Rays, who were 5-2 winners this afternoon. It’s been an amazing collapse, one that no one could have seen coming...

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