Yanks Drop Twin Bill, Homefield In Jeopardy

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Paul Janish comes home to score the go-ahead run on Dellin Betances' wild pitch in the bottom of the 8th inning at Camden Yards on October 3, 2015

Double Jeopardy, Pressure on Tomorrow

Game 161 / 87-74 / 2nd / -6 GB : If the unthinkable happens, the Yankees have no one to blame but themselves. With their frustrating 4-3 loss in the nightcap, the very real possibility now exists that New York could be packing their bags for Houston or elsewhere on Monday. If the Astros and Yanks finish in a flat-footed tie, Houston gets the nod thanks to their 4-3 record against New York during the regular season. Dallas Keuchel 15-0 at home, anyone? Who wants to see that? But it can get very complicated after that, as the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles are still breathing — check out the breakdown of possibilities here.

Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.

Birds Crush New York Pitching in 9-2 Rout

Game 160 / 87-73 / 2nd / -6 GB : With nothing to play for in today’s twin bill except spoiling New York’s chances to clinch home field on Tuesday night’s play-in game, that was enough for the Baltimore Orioles — and what you’d expect from a Buck Showalter-managed team. Yankees starter Ivan Nova was torched for 5 runs while the offense never got it going, and the bullpen ensured the game would remain out of reach.

Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.

“It’s kind of been like that all year. We’ve been up and down and we’ve always seemed to bounce back when we need to bounce back. We’ve got to do it tomorrow.” ‐ Joe Girardi  (h/t: Chad Jennings/LoHud)

MEMORY LANE : On today’s date in 1947, in Game 4 of the Fall Classic, Bill Bevens comes within one out from pitching the first no-hitter in World Series history. The Yankee hurler loses his claim to fame and the game when Cookie Lavagetto, pinch-hitting for Eddie Stanky, hits a two-out ninth-inning double giving the Dodgers a 3-2 improbable victory …

Today in 1995, Yankees pitcher Dave Eiland was granted free agency. Upon his retirement from baseball in 2000, Eiland joined the organization as a minor league pitching coach, laboring with the Gulf Coast Yankees, Staten Island Yankees, Trenton Thunder and finally the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. In 2008, he took over for Ron Guidry as pitching coach for the big club, and was fired after the 2010 season ended with the Yankees missing the playoffs, amid reports of a conflict with manager Joe Girardi

(h/t: NationalPastime.com, Baseball-Reference.com, Today in Baseball History)


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