The Yankees put up a good fight but became Justin Verlander’s latest victim, forcing them to face elimination tonight.
PECOTA expects the Yankees to live to fight at least one more day.
Ben and Sam catch up on the Yankees-Tigers ALCS and Ben’s beat-writing adventures, then talk about why players and stats disagree about the difficulty of pitching on short rest, and Jim Leyland’s comments about closers.
The Yankees pull off another exciting comeback behind Raul Ibanez, only to lose both Game One and Derek Jeter a few innings later.
Can the Yankees rebound to take Game Two without their star shortstop?
Brett Anderson and the A’s beastly bullpen trio hold the Tigers scoreless to force a Game Four.
Max Scherzer attempts to close out the A’s in Game Four of the ALDS.
Do Dan and PECOTA think the Tigers can complete the sweep?
Tommy Milone toes the rubber to help Oakland turn it around versus Detroit and Doug Fister.
The Athletics’ run has been fun, but it won’t be easy for it to continue against the Tigers.
A look back at baseball’s most recent single-elimination game.
Ben and Sam discuss the state of the Brewers, which is a lot like the state of the Phillies, then talk about Max Scherzer’s long-awaited improvement and which team won the 2009 trade that brought him to Detroit.
The Angels and Dodgers lose close games they badly wanted to win.
Ben and Sam discuss the Tigers’ predictably bad defense and the unpredictably bad Brandon Wood.
The least-prominent player in the Tigers’ big deadline trade might amount to something in Miami.