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Series Outcome/Compared To Our Prediction
It’s nice to be wrong, especially when it’s about the team you are covering. I said the Yankees would lay down, and get swept clean out of Tampa over the weekend. After Friday night’s contest, I remained confident in my prediction. The Yankees showed signs of life after Shane Greene pitched a gem, and old reliable, Derek Jeter pushed the Bombers to a rare Tropicana Field victory on Saturday.
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So heading into the finale, I firmly believed that Hiroki Kuroda’s bad luck against the Rays would continue. They simply have knocked him around over his last few outings against them, and appeared to be running out of gas again, just as he had in each of the past two seasons during the second half. Thanks to our friends over at Knoda.com, creators of the game predictor app, you can hold me to my word, and call me out! Did you pick the Yankees to do better? Did you think they’d pull off the series win on the road in St. Pete over the weekend? Sound off! I’ll be back with another series prediction during my Yankees’ preview piece against the Houston Astros. Look for that on Tuesday afternoon!