For the first time since 2008 and only the second time since 1994, the New York Yankees will be watching the playoffs instead of participating in them. The season that saw few ups and many downs finally came to a close Sunday afternoon as the Yankees tried to end things on a high note with a sweep of the Houston Astros. In a game that lasted 14 innings, the Yankees found a way to take the game 5 – 1 and finish the season with a sweep.
David Huff got the start for the Yankees and immediately gave up a run in the 1st inning to put Houston up 1 – 0. The Astros clung to that one run lead for most of the game until Curtis Granderson singled in the tying run in the 8th inning. From that moment on, the teams battled to see who would get that final go-ahead run. It wasn’t until the 14th inning that the tie broke. Mark Reynolds led off the inning with a solo home run to make it a 2- 1 game. Eduardo Nunez added a two RBI double and J.R. Murphy capped off the inning with an RBI single to put New York up 5 -1. David Robertson came in to finish up the game in the bottom of the inning.
During the offseason, there will be a lot of questions that will need to be answered by this team. Will they resign Robinson Cano? Will A-Rod successfully appeal his suspension? Will Derek Jeter be able to return? So many questions but little time to figure out the answers.