Baseball Esoterica

October 08, 2005

Yankee Deja Vu, Esoteric Style

Well, yes, we all know that this series is following the same pattern as the 2002 Division Series (An aside: if it's called the Division Series, why can't teams from the same division play each other?? But I digress). No, I, of course, am referring to something a little more esoteric.

Last night's game was a weird back and forth, with the Angels scoring five to take a 5-0 lead, then the Yankees coming back with six to take a 6-5 lead, and then the Angels scoring six more, themselves, to go up 11-6. Each rally took at least two innings, with the other team waiting politely until the other had finished.

Believe it or not, a mere 10 days before (as covered in this post), the Yankees lost a game in which nearly that exact thing happened, as well. After New York took a 1-0 lead, Baltimore scored five in their next two turns up to take a 5-1 lead. The Yanks answered back with six in their next two at-bats to go up 7-5, only to have the O's score eight in their next couple of innings to regain the lead, 13-7. Crazy stuff!

Extra Esoterica

  • Aaron Small lost in his first post-season appearance after going 10-0 in 15 regular season appearances, including nine starts!
  • Six Yankees had exactly two hits. Everyone else? How about none?
  • A tidbit I neglected to mention about the O's-Yanks game: of the eight New York pitchers used that game (two off the nine-inning record), Mike Mussina had the lowest post-game ERA with a unimpressive 4.41. The ERA's of all of Baltimore's five pitchers were lower.


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