After a long struggle and fight, the Yankees season will officially come to an end on Sunday afternoon. The Yankees loss, combined with the Cleveland Indians 7-2 victory eliminated the Yankees from the wild card race, the second time in 19 years that the Yankees have missed the postseason.
The Yankees had only a small amount of hope entering tonight’s game, but the game quickly slipped away when Phil Hughes (who most likely made his last start in pinstripes), gave up three runs. David Huff was also charged with three runs, while Preston Claiborne gave up a run on his own.
– Joe Girardi admitted that he was scoreboard watching the entire night, and when the Indians won he said that it really hurt just watching the playoff hopes drift away.
– Phil Hughes wants to be a Yankee next season. Good luck with that Phil.
– Now that the Yankees are officially out of contention, there’s one more thing Mariano Rivera wants to do: he wants to play CF for one inning. With the Yankees heading to Houston after tomorrow’s series finale, I don’t see a reason why Mo’s final wish shouldn’t be granted.
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