Sunday, October 09, 2005
Yankees stuck on stupid
Bottom 6, two hits against John Lackey in 5.2 IP on three days' rest. The Yanks' playoff history against starters going on three days' rest is horrid: '96 Smoltz, '98 Brown, '01 Schilling (twice), '03 Beckett = all had tremendous starts. Schilling gave up 3 runs in more than 14 innings in two starts on three days' rest; Beckett pitched a complete game shutout; Smoltz lost 1-0 on an unearned run; Brown lost 3-0 and didn't allow fly beyond short depth in the outfield until the seventh inning.