Nothing about the New York Yankees 2013 season was easy, so why should the last game be that way? In the final game on an active roster for Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte, the Yankees send them out as victors, sweeping the final series of the season with a 5-1 victory over the Houston Astros in 14 innings. The Yankees finished tied for third in the division with the Baltimore Orioles with a 85-77 record.
The Astros got their lone run in the first inning of David Huff. Johnathan Villar led off with a double, and Matt Dominguez would single him home. That would be it for Houston. They wouldn’t score again.
The Yankees bats weren’t exactly on fire off Erik Bedard either. Bedard would shut them out for seven innings. Josh Zeid came in in the eighth and gave up a one out double to Eduardo Nunez. After a strikeout, lefty Kevin Chapman came in to face Curtis Granderson. Granderson won the lefty-lefty matchup with a game tying single.
The innings came and went and neither offense could muster anything. Until the 14th that is. Mark Reynolds led off the frame off Lucas Harrell with his 21st homer of the year. After two strikeouts, Brendan Ryan and Zoilo Almonte singled. Nunez followed with a two run double and knocked Harrell out of the game.
YGY Player of the Game: Nunez
Normally, I would have tomorrow’s pitching matchup, but alas the season is over. I’d like to thank those of you who have kept up with the site all season long. I’d also like to thank the staff here on the site and everyone at Fansided as well.
Don’t worry. This is going to be one hectic off-season in the Bronx and we will keep you updated and informed all off-season, beginning with Alex Rodriguez‘s arbitration hearing that begins tomorrow.