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And That Happened: ALCS edition

Oct 19, 2010, 5:57 AM EDT

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Rangers 8, Yankees 0: ESPN’s Howard Bryant talked to Ron Washington before yesterday’s game. Washington told Bryant: “Cliff Lee ain’t no bullshit.”  Can’t argue with that.

Lost in the final score is the fact that, for a time, this was a fabulous pitchers duel. Andy Pettitte made one mistake to Josh Hamilton, but after that he kept his head about him and we were rewarded with what, had the Yankees bullpen not imploded in the ninth, a near-classic matchup of two of the best all time playoff pitchers. But Lee was clearly better than Pettitte. On this night Lee was better than most anyone.

And the Yankees now know that they had best take care of business in games 4, 5 and 6 or else they’ll have to revisit the nightmare one final time in Game 7.

  1. Jonny 5 - Oct 19, 2010 at 8:13 AM

    Hello. Yankees. Who’s your Daddy? Mmm hmmm…. Did anyone expect anything differently?

  2. IdahoMariner - Oct 19, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    Someday, when we’re watching a baseball game in the sun, talkin’ baseball, my daughter is going to say “did you see Cliff Lee dominate the Yankees in the 2010 ALCS?” and I will say, “No, honey, that night, we were at the park playing catch and then you had a bath and went to bed, but I read all about it the next day.” My kid will likely think I am a moron for not having TV and for missing that game, but maybe later she will know that I really, really love her — because I KNEW it was going to be an amazing game, but I also knew that playing catch with her would be awesome, too. Still…man I would have liked to see that.

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