A lot of cautious optimism today as The Stack is hoping hockey is close to a new game. We’ll talk about the possibility of seeing hockey soon, football news and more so let’s get right to it and see what made “the stack” for today, Wednesday, October 17:
Tigers survive 9th inning scare, beat Yankees
Led by Justin Verlander, the Detroit Tigers are one win away from the World Series following their 2-1 win over the New York Yankees. Verlander went 8 1/3 innings, throwing 132 pitches. The Tigers didn’t need much offense as the Yankees bats it appears have gone to the local sawmill. Delmon Young got things going for the Tigers with a solo homerun in the fourth. Miguel Cabrera would tag an RBI double in the 5th. Two runs would be all Verlander needed. The Yankees had just two hits entering the ninth inning. Two! Their offense is in total disarray. And this comes on the heels of manager Joe Girardi making some changes, benching Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher. Didn’t matter. Thank goodness the number nine hitter Eduardo Nunez hit a solo homerun in the ninth to get Yankees fans’ hopes up. And praise the lord that Robinson Cano was able to snap a zero for twenty-nine hitless streak with a single in the ninth. That gave the Tigers and their fans a brief scare, but it ultimately didn’t matter. The most clutch Yankee of the postseason, Raul Ibanez, went down swinging and the Tigers now have a 3-0 series stranglehold. Can the Yankees win a game? Sure they can. They’re going to have to in order to keep their season alive? But will they win the series? Absolutely not! This has been a pathetic offense the Yankees have put together the entire postseason. Don’t know where their bats went. Perhaps south for the winter.