ESPN New York:
The Yankees' season is over. It ends in utter embarrassment. Forget about winning a game in this series, they never held a lead in the ALCS.Post:
Ninety-five wins, an AL East title and an ALDS victory never looked this empty.
Not when all of that is followed by getting swept by the Tigers in four games of the ALCS.
Despite talk of how they would bravely fight their way out of a very deep ditch Thursday, the Yankees went quietly into the off-season with an 8-1 beating ...
The last time the Yankees were swept in a four-game series was by the Reds in the 1976 World Series. ...
Sabathia, who the Yankees firmly believed would get them to a Game 5 today, gave up six runs (five earned) and 11 hits (two homers) in 3.2 innings. ... The 3.2 innings were his shortest stint of the season. ...
[Alex] Rodriguez went 0-for-2 and finished the post-season 3-for-25 (.120).
Robinson Cano went 0-for-4 and ended on a dreadful 1-for-34 slide. For the postseason Cano batted a hard-to-believe .075 (3-for-40). ...
Eric Chavez ... finished the post-season hitless in 16 at-bats and struck out in half of them. ...
Nick Swisher went 1-for-4 and completed a fourth straight awful postseason hitting .167 (5-for-30).
And the Yankees scored six runs in four games. ...
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John Harper, Daily News:
[One Yankee] player privately made a far more indicting observation: that the ballclub was affected by the hostility from the fans at Yankee Stadium last weekend.
“I really think the booing spooked a lot of guys," the player said. “A lot of guys hadn’t been booed before, and they couldn’t believe how nasty it got in the stands."
Obviously Nick Swisher admitted to being sensitive to such treatment after Game 2, but the player said Swisher was far from alone in his reaction.
“A lot of guys were talking about it in the clubhouse," he said. “I was surprised by how much it bothered them. I really don’t think they ever recovered."
If that's true, well, so much for the big, bad Yankees.
There is only wreckage now, the detritus of having every weakness exposed, of falling apart so completely as to make it difficult to see the outline of a major league team, much less the New York Yankees.Daily News:
Over the coming days and weeks, Yankees management must assess the meaning of that wreckage, of a humiliating ALCS sweep by the Tigers. ...
The season ends, the huge questions are just beginning.
Different October, same result.MLB.com:
The Yankees were ousted from the postseason by the Tigers for the second straight fall and the third time since 2006, falling 8-1 in Game 4 Thursday to complete an embarrassing four-game American League Championship Series sweep.
CC Sabathia was torched for six runs in 3.2 innings, recording the same number of outs - 11 - as hits allowed. His counterpart, Max Scherzer, no-hit the Yankees through five innings, then handed it off to Detroit's bullpen with two out in the sixth as the Tigers wrapped up their 11th AL pennant.
The offense completed one of the most anemic postseasons in history ...
The Yankees finished the series hitting .157, a new franchise record for futility that had stood since 1963, when the Bombers hit .171 in their World Series loss to the Dodgers. The Yankees hit .187 for the entire postseason, wasting a bevy of solid pitching performances.
The Yankees never held a lead during the four-game sweep, scoring five runs overall. They only scored in three of 39 innings during the ALCS ...
Curtis Granderson went 3-for-30 (.100) with 16 strikeouts ...
The Yankees' ice cold autumn will now give way to an uncertain winter, as their season concluded on Thursday with an 8-1 loss to the Tigers in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park. ...
The positions of manager Joe Girardi and general manager Brian Cashman appear to be secure, but hitting coach Kevin Long will be asked to answer for an anemic offense that hung zeros on the scoreboard in 36 of 39 innings during the ALCS.
New York never held a lead in the series and pushed runs across in just two ALCS frames -- the ninth innings of Games 1 and 3 -- before Nick Swisher doubled home Eduardo Nunez in the sixth inning on Thursday, breaking up Scherzer's shutout bid.
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