bill-swift - October 20, 2012
A rain out on Wednesday gave the Yankees another day to figure out how to get a win against the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS. With the way the game went the Yankees could have had a few weeks and still would have got their jocks handed to them.
Detroit could smell blood in the water going into Game 4, and didn't give the Yankees a chance from the start. Yankees Ace CC Sabathia was chased in the fourth inning after giving up 11 hits and six runs including a pair of two-run homers in the fourth inning by Jhonny Peralta and Miguel Cabrera.
Austin Jackson and Peralta added solo home runs in the 7th and 8th innings to finish the scoring off. When Detroit reliever Phil Coke got Jayson Nix to pop out for the final out of the game the sweep was complete as the Tigers won 8-1.
Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer was brilliant holding the Yankees to just two hits and one run over 5 2/3 innings of work while recording 10 strikeouts. Detroit pitchers recorded 12 Ks on the day giving them 36 total for the series (83 during postseason play).
Detroit will be making its 11th trip to the World Series and first since losing to the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 in 2006. Chances are they will get a chance at redemption. The Cardinals currently lead the San Francisco Gianta 3-1 in the NLCS.
Now who's ready for some bubbly?