Yanks Go Yard Radio Show Rewind: AL Wild Card Postgame Show


On last night’s episode of the Yanks Go Yard Radio Show, we did a half hour postgame special taking a look back at last night’s AL Wild Card Game. The New York Yankees did not have an answer for Dallas Keuchel as one of the favorites for the American League Cy Young Award shut out the Bronx Bombers’ offense in a 3-0 win and held them to a mere three singles over six innings while striking out seven.

While Masahiro Tanaka did okay last night, the difference in this game was the solo home runs hit by Colby Rasmus in the second inning and Carlos Gomez in the fourth inning. Tanaka only lasted five innings, but he did enough to keep the Yankees in the game.

Even though Dellin Betances gave up the third run of the game to Jose Altuve on a RBI single in the seventh inning, the bullpen did its job as Justin Wilson, Betances, and Andrew Miller combined to give up one hit and strike out six. But, that couldn’t save the offense and it was evident last night that New York missed the big bat of Mark Teixeira in the lineup against a tough left-hander like Keuchel.

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Now, the Astros are off to Kansas City to begin their ALDS series against the Royals tomorrow night (7:37 PM ET, FOX Sports 1) while the Yankees begin their offseason plans for 2016 as most of the team will be back next year. But, will general Brian Cashman make a big splash this offseason, whether it be in a trade or free agency?

Last night, I was joined by one of our writers on the Yanks Go Yard staff, Harrison Marder to analyze last night’s 3-0 loss to the Astros. Harrison and I talked about Keuchel’s dominant performance on three days rest, the decision by Joe Girardi to bench $153 million man, Jacoby Ellsbury, in favor of Brett Gardner in the starting lineup and his decision to go to the bullpen in the sixth inning. Plus, what should the Yankees do with Greg Bird for the 2016 season and could Gardner be a trade option for New York this winter?

Even though the Yankees season is over, we will have more coverage on the Yanks Go Yard Radio Show throughout the offseason as we will discuss the latest trade rumors, hot stove news, and much more. Thank you to all of the listeners out there who have been supportive of the show as it finished its fifth season covering regular season and postseason series.


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