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All your Tigers - Yankees ALCS information and stats in one place!
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Game 1: Saturday, October 13th - 8:00 p.m.
Game 2: Sunday, October 14th - 4:00 p.m.
Game 3: Tuesday, October 16th - 8:00 p.m.
Game 4: Wednesday, October 17th - 8:00 p.m.
Game 5*: Thursday, October 18th - 4:00 p.m.
Game 6*: Saturday, October 20th - 8:00 p.m.
Game 7*: Sunday, October 21st - 8:00 p.m.
All games will be televised on TBS.
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Other than veteran left-hander Andy Pettitte starting tonight and staff ace CC Sabathia getting the ball in a potential Game 7, the New York Yankees' pitching rotation was a complete mystery up until a few minutes ago. The Yankees announced that right-handed pitcher Hiroki Kuroda will start tomorrow's Game 2 on short rest while right-hander Phil Hughes and Sabathia will start Games 3 and 4 in Detroit, both on normal rest. Kuroda has never started a game in his MLB career on less than four days rest.
Barring any injuries or questionable decisions by Yankees manager Joe Girardi, Pettitte, Kuroda, and Sabathia will be in line to start Games 5, 6, and 7, respectively. Sabathia's Game 7 start would be on three days rest, something he has become all-too-familiar with throughout his career. If the series gets to this point, it would be the fifth time Sabathia has taken the ball on short rest in the postseason while with the Yankees.
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While the seven-game ALCS may put a larger strain on the bullpen than the previous five-game series, the Tigers have not made any changes to their playoff roster for the upcoming series against the New York Yankees. Some pundits, myself included, speculated that the Tigers may add another bullpen arm -- possibly Brayan Villarreal or Darin Downs -- in favor of Ramon Santiago or Danny Worth. Personally, I'm a bit disappointed that Downs wasn't added, given the number of left-handed bats that the Yankees have in their lineup.
Speaking of the Yankees, they added right-handed relief pitcher Cody Eppley to their roster, replacing infielder Eduardo Núñez. This move, coupled with the decision to leave right-handed starter Ivan Nova off the roster, signals that David Phelps will be New York's likely starter in Game 2 tomorrow afternoon. Phelps was 4-4 with a 3.34 ERA in 33 appearances (including 11 starts) this season.
Núñez, a right-handed batter, would have seen limited action (if any at all) due to the number of right-handed pitchers on the Tigers' roster. Eppley was 1-2 with a 3.33 ERA in 59 relief appearances for the Yankees in the regular season.
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The editors and moderators of BYB make their predictions for the upcoming Detroit Tigers - New York Yankees ALCS. The results are fairly predictable.
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CC Sabathia did his best Justin Verlander imitation to carry the New York Yankees to the American League Championship Series. We look deeper into how the Yankees got here and what to expect in the upcoming series.