1 Updates
MLB: NY Yankees Eliminated After 8-3 Loss to TB Rays
Photo Credit: Getty Images

MLB: NY Yankees Eliminated After 8-3 Loss to TB Rays

Sep 25 2013, 11:06pm CDT | by

The New York Yankees failed to make the MLB's postseason for just the second time in 19 years when they lost 8-3 to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.

The 2013 MLB postseason will be without a regular participant: the New York Yankees.The Yankees will miss the postseason for just the second time in 19 years after losing at home to their division...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

29 weeks ago

MLB: NY Yankees Eliminated After 8-3 Loss to TB Rays

Sep 25 2013, 11:06pm CDT | by

MLB: NY Yankees Eliminated After 8-3 Loss to TB Rays Photo Credit: Getty Images

The New York Yankees failed to make the MLB's postseason for just the second time in 19 years when they lost 8-3 to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.

The 2013 MLB postseason will be without a regular participant: the New York Yankees.

The Yankees will miss the postseason for just the second time in 19 years after losing at home to their division rivals, The Tampa Bay Rays, 8-3 on Wednesday, per David Waldstein of the New York Times

The last time New York failed to advance was in 2008, the year before the new Yankee Stadium was built in the Bronx. 

The Rays all but put the game away in the top of the sixth inning -- back-to-back home runs courtesy of Evan Longoria and David de Jesus off Andy Pettitte. Longoria launched a three-run shot while de Jesus hammered a solo shot to right field. 

Phil Hughes wasn't any much better on the mound for New York. He allowed three runs on seven hits in more than two innings of work. He suffered his 14th loss of the season. 

ESPN New York reported on September 25 that the game was "likely was his final start with the Yankees." Another Yankees pitcher, Joba Chamberlain, is likely to depart when he was seen cleaning out his locker room and putting his things in a large box prior to batting practice. 

Chamberlain will be eligible for free agency after this season. 

The Yankees were officially eliminated when the  Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 at 10:16 p.m. EST, mere minutes away from New York's last out against Tampa Bay.

The loss also ended the careers of Pettitte and legendary closer Mariano Rivera on a sour note. Pettitte will make his final start against the Houston Astros on Friday while Rivera will appear in his last game on Sunday.  

The team actually was in a good position to secure an American League Wild Card spot on September 13, trailing the Rays by only a game. The Yankees then reeled off three consecutive losses to the Boston Red Sox, setting the stage for a 3-8 stretch that sealed their fate. 

Yankees left fielder Vernon Wells couldn't have put it more bluntly.

"In this game, you never want to make excuses. We gave ourselves enough opportunities to still be in this thing and to be in a much better situation that we are now over the course of the season. We did a lot better than expected, but those expectations came from the outside, not from in here.

"The series in Boston this month is the one that jumps out at everyone as the one that changed everything. We were playing with as much momentum as you could have and they still dominated us. It showed what that team is capable of doing. That was a pretty good right hook to the jaw."

New York actually had a 30-18 record in the season's early going but age and injuries caught up with them. They missed the services of Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixiera, Kevin Youkilis and Derek Jeter for the most part of the year. 

Their offense sputtered considerably in 2013 after establishing a team record with 245 home runs in 2012. They wound up with only 143 this season which can be attributed to the losses of Russell Martin, Nick Swisher, Eric Chavez and Raul Ibanez. 

Despite a league-high opening-day payroll of $230 million, the Yankees just couldn't get it done. 

"We didn't get where we wanted to get," was all manager Joe Girardi could say after the excruciating final out. 



 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Announcing Custom Authentic Handcrafted Old Fashioned Natural Mattresses  by: Orange Mattress and Custom Bedding.  Family Business Since 1902.
Announcing Custom Authentic Handcrafted Old Fashioned Natural Mattresses by: Orange Mattress and Custom Bedding. Family Business Since 1902.
Clark, NJ, April 17, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Custom Bedding - Orange Mattress has been handcrafting natural mattresses for over 100 years. Their mattresses are made to order to customers' specifications. While searching...
 
 
Cricnama and Shahi Announce Winner of "Kaun Karega Ballay Ballay"
Malik Khuram Iqbal wins Samsung Galaxy Star Pro.
 
 
After Decades of Being the Same, Cup Holders Are Drastically Changed to Finally Make Sense - Beverages Are No Longer Held from the Bottom in Stationary Cylinder Openings
After Decades of Being the Same, Cup Holders Are Drastically Changed to Finally Make Sense - Beverages Are No Longer Held from the Bottom in Stationary Cylinder Openings
The Maksimatic Spill-Preventing Cup Holder uses centripetal force to prevent beverages from spilling utilizing a 360 degree swiveling joint which allows the cup holder cylinder openings to tilt up to a 27 degree angle full-circle. No other cup holder in the world achieves this let alone is designed to do anything like this. The Maksimatic is as reliable as the laws of physics themselves and changes a design used for decades. This seems to be the next logical step in cup holders.
 
 
Lionhead Golf Club and Conference Centre Renovation
Phase 1 of a multi-million dollar renovation is nearing completion.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

iPhone Case Design Confirms Several Rumors About iPhone 6
iPhone cases are a big business and are typically ahead of the curve, basing their designs on new iPhone models before the announcements are even officially made. That is why the alleged photos of a new iPhone case are...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Real Gold IRA, LLC is Now Offering Nationwide Alternative to Retirement Account Holders - Learn How to Escape the High Fees That Erode IRA & 401(k) Retirement Accounts
Provo, UT, April 17, 2014 --(PR.com)-- A median-income, two-earner household will pay nearly $155,000 on a variety of fees associated with their individual retirement savings accounts over the course of their lifetime...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Great Interviewing Tips to Make a Killer Sales Hire
Running a recruitment company, I’m often asked by business development professionals as to my thoughts on interviewing for a sales, sales management, or account management job. Frequently, I get variations on three of...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Online Scams Lure Shoppers With 'Luxury' Handbag Ripoffs
If you’re feeling flush and want to do your part for consumer confidence – say because you’re expecting a tax refund from Uncle Sam – shop carefully before blowing your wad on a luxury handbag, especially when buying...
Read more on Business Balla
 
The Art Of Essentialism
When I was at SXSW I learned about a discipline from author Greg McKeown called Essentialism. Essentialism is the art of discerning between external noise and internal voice. It’s not a task and time management tactical...
Read more on Business Balla
 
5 Startup Tips From Jennie Enterprise, CEO And Founder, CORE
I had the pleasure of sitting down with the charming, elegant and insanely driven Jennie Enterprise, founder and CEO of the ultra-exclusive CORE: club in mid-town Manhattan. Home to an array of personalities from...
Read more on Business Balla
 
How Learning An Additional Language Could Influence Your Business
I’ve written extensively about the ways good grammar and command of the English language can make or break a business (or a career). But what about your ability to speak another language, in addition to English? Is it...
Read more on Auto Balla
 
Dodilio's Unique Research Procurement System Adds Efficiency to Fortune 100 Company
Boston, MA, April 17, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Dodilio, the first global network to allow professionals to generate, consume, and collaboratively-develop customized research products and services on demand, resourced 12...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Hyster Company Works with Seegrid to Provide Guided by Seegrid Technology to Hyster Customers
Pittsburgh, PA, April 17, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Today, Hyster Company announced that by working with Seegrid, the leading provider of vision-guided flexible automated guided vehicles (AGVs), Guided by Seegrid technology...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Seegrid Move and Lift Technology Moving in the Right Direction at CeMAT 2014
Pittsburgh, PA, April 17, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Growing time and budget pressures are causing more and more companies to seek improved performances in internal material flows and turnover. At the same time, as vehicles...
Read more on Business Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla