Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Yankees, Angels play another (long) thriller
John Lackey -- #41
2009: 11-8, 3.83 ERA
Career in postseason: (12 starts) 3-4, 3.12 ERA
ALDS: (1 start) 1-0, 0.00 ERA; 7 1/3 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 K, 1 BB
ALCS: (2 starts) 0-1, 3.65 ERA; 12 1/3 IP, 15 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 10 K, 6 BB
Yankees batters (career in reg. season): 104-for-376 (.277)
Here is my Friday column, in which I whine about the length of postseason baseball games and use that as an argument against replay review.
I wrote before Game 5, which on one hand supported my argument in that it ran 3:34 - the 14th of 23 playoff games this year to exceed 3:30.
On the other hand, it was a fascinating game - as many Yankees games have been this October - no matter how long the last three innings took.
So, my quarrel is not with baseball as a sport. It still works as entertainment after all these decades. I just would like it to work a little faster, that's all.
On to Game 6!