The New York Yankees have been eliminated from the playoffs after being swept by the Detroit Tigers in Game 4 last night. Much like the rest of the ALCS, and the playoffs as a whole, the Yankees offense was anemic and nonexistent. Mustering just one run on two hits, the Yankees were forced to rely on C.C. Sabathia. Sabathia was lit up by the Tigers lasting just 3.2 innings allowing six runs on 11 hits. For those keeping score at home, that is one hit for every out Sabathia recorded. The Yankees had a .188 batting average in the playoffs which is the lowest in Major League Baseball history. Tigers advance to their first World Series since 2006. More here.
The St. Louis Cardinals were looking to take a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Giants with a win last night at Busch Stadium. The Giants sent former ace Tim Lincecum to the hill to face off against Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright. The Cardinals got two runs in the first to take a 2-0 lead but in the top of the second inning former Phillie Hunter Pence hit a 429 foot homerun over the bullpen in left field. In the bottom of the fifth, the Cardinals started to put some space between themselves and the Giants. The Cardinals scored two runs in three consecutive innings to stretch their lead to 8-1. In the top of the ninth, Pablo Sandoval hit a two run shot to right to cut the lead to 8-3 but that is as far as they would get. The Cardinals lead 3-1 and are on the verge of their second straight trip to the World Series. More here.
The NHL Players’ Association sent a number of counterproposals to the NHL in hopes of getting a new CBA done. According to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, the proposals were “a step backwards” and he is “thoroughly disappointed” about the lack of progress yesterday. Numerous reports from outlets claim that players now believe they will miss a “significant amount of time” now that there are no CBA talks scheduled. NHLPA head Donald Fehr said “today is not a good day.” Fan reaction across the country was similar with disappointment, anger, and negativity flooding social networks. More here.
The Northampton County Coroner released some details regarding the August 5th death of Garrett Reid, the son of Eagles head coach Andy Reid. As many had suspected based on the Reid family statement, Reid died from a lethal dose of heroin which the coroner’s office is labeling as an accidental overdose of heroin. Reid’s struggles with the drug were well publicized throughout the years with Reid even doing jail time after an automobile accident in which he stated that he was high on heroin at the time. The death of the 29 year old rattled the Eagles community who was in Lehigh helping out the Eagles Strength and Conditioning coaches. More here.