Saturday, October 23, 2010

Congratulations to the Texas Rangers, Pitchers to Beat the Yankees Twice in a Postseason

Congratulations to the Texas Rangers for going to their first World Series in franchise history.

Colby Lewis beat the Yankees for the second time in a postseason series, a feat matched by only six other pitchers, which seems like a lot until you consider just how many postseason series the Yankees have played.

One of those pitchers, by the way, was Tim Wakefield in the 2003 ALCS. In Game 1, he pitched six strong innings, giving up two earned runs on two hits, two walks, and two strikeouts to earn the win. In Game 4, he was even better. He pitched seven innings of five hit ball, struck out eight, and walked four. Of course, he was also the pitcher who gave up the ALCS-ending home run to Aaron Boone, possibly my all-time worst moment as a fan. I destroyed a lot of Yankees cards that night.

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