Monthly Archives: October 2012

ALDS Game 5: 1-for-3 in 3-1 Win vs. Baltimore

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At Bats: 3
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Series: 1/5
Runs Batted In: 1
Walks: 1
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 2
Series Average: .217
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Notes: Played left and right, batted second… Groundout, Groundout, RBI double (above), walk… New York wins best-of-five series, 3-2.
Next: ALCS Game 1 vs. Detroit, 5:00 Saturday.

Baseball Card of the Week: 2012 Topps Update #US272

This is the first Topps card of Ichiro in a Yankee uni.

ALDS Game 4: 1-for-5 in 2-1 Loss vs. Baltimore

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At Bats: 5
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Series: 1/4
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 1
Left on Base: 2
Series Average: .200
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Notes: Played left, batted second… Groundout, strikeout, sac bunt out (above), single, groundout, groundout… Best-of-five series tied, 2-2.
Next: ALDS Game 5 vs. Baltimore , 2:00 Friday.

ALDS Game 3: 0-for-5 in 3-2 Win vs. Baltimore

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At Bats: 5
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Series: 0/3
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 2
Series Average: .200
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Notes: Played left, batted second… Popout, flyout, grounded into force out, lineout, foul popout… New York leads best-of-five series, 2-1.
Next: ALDS Game 4 vs. Baltimore, 7:30 Thursday.

ALDS Game 2: 1-for-5 in 3-2 Loss at Baltimore

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Rob Carr / Getty Images

Rob Carr / Getty Images

Rob Carr / Getty Images

At Bats: 5
Runs: 1
Hits, Game/Series: 1/3
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 2
Series Average: .300
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Notes: Played left, batted second… Reached on fielding error, single, groundout, grounded into force out, groundout… Scored first run of the game, *twice* avoiding catcher Matt Weiters’s tag (above, video, gif)… Stolen base (below)… Best-of-five series tied, 1-1.

Next: ALDS Game 3 vs. Baltimore, 4:30 Wednesday.

ALDS Game 1: 2-5 in 7-2 Win at Baltimore

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At Bats: 5
Runs: 1
Hits, Game/Series: 2/2
Runs Batted In: 2
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 2
Left on Base: 2
Series Average: .400
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Notes: Played left and right, batted second… RBI double, foul-tip strikeout, strikeout, reached on fielder’s choice, RBI single… Caught stealing (above)… New York leads best-of-five series, 1-0.
Next: ALDS Game 2 at Baltimore, 4:30 Monday.

Game 162: 1-for-5 in 14-2 Win vs. Boston

Kathy Willens / AP Photo

At Bats: 5
Runs: 2
Hits, Game/Season: 1/178
Runs Batted In: 2
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 2
Average: .283
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Notes: Played left and right, batted second… Popout, groundout, groundout, grounded into force out, double… 28th double, 55th RBI, 29th stolen base… The Yankees clinch the AL East and home-field advantage throughout the AL playoffs… Still disappointing that Ichiro’s no longer with the Mariners, but great to see him back in the postseason — the first time since his 2001 rookie year.

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Next: ALDS Game 1 at either Baltimore or Texas (whoever wins Friday’s AL wild card game), TBD Sunday.

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