Sunday, October 01, 2006

2006 ALDS Yankees vs Tigers

The 2006 Playoffs start this Tuesday for the Yankees as they host the AL Wild Card winners in a best-of-five series called the Division Series.
Last time the Tigers were in the playoffs, I was still in diapers. Last time the Yankees were in the playoffs, well, was last year, and I blogged every game.
The Yankees took over the AL East with a five-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox and have held onto that lead and increased it ten fold.
The Tigers on the other hand had that ten fold lead, only to see it shrink away and lose it to the Minnesota Twins.

The Yankees own a 5-3 record against Detroit and have outscored them 38-23. Randy Johnson has two wins against them as the Tigers top pitcher Jeremy Bonderman has two loses, both times opposite Johnson.

STATS

W-L
Yankees: 97-65 (Best in majors)
Tigers: 95-67

Runs Scored
Yankees: 930 (1st)
Tigers: 822 (8th)

Batting Average
Yankees: .285 (2nd)
Tigers: .274 (10th)

Hits
Yankees: 1608 (Tied 1st)
Tigers: 1548 (9th)

Runs Batted In
Yankees: 902 (1st)
Tigers: 785 (9th)

Home Runs
Yankees: 210 (5th)
Tigers: 203 (6th)

ERA
Yankees: 4.41 (Tied 11th)
Tigers: 3.84 (1st)

Strikeouts:
Yankees: 1019 (18th)
Tigers: 1003 (Tied 21st)

Saves
Yankees: 43 (Tied 9th)
Tigers: 46 (Tied 5th)

POSITION PLAYERS

1B
Yankees: Gary Sheffield
Tigers: Sean Casey
Edge: Yankees

2B
Yankees: Robinson Cano
Tigers: Placido Polanco
Edge: Yankees

3B
Yankees: Alex Rodriguez
Tigers: Brandon Inge
Edge: Tigers

SS
Yankees: Derek Jeter
Tigers: Carlos Guillen
Edge: Yankees

Catcher
Yankees: Jorge Posada
Tigers: Ivan Rodriguez
Edge: Tigers

LF
Yankees: Hidecki Matsui
Tigers: Craig Monroe
Edge: Yankees

CF
Yankees: Johnny Damon
Tigers: Curtos Granderson
Edge: Yankees

RF
Yankees: Bobby Abreu
Tigers: Magglio Ordonez
Edge: Yankees

DH
Yankees: Jason Giambi
Tigers: Marcus Thames
Edge: Yankees

Starting Pitching
Yankees: Chein-Ming Wang, Mike Mussina, Randy Johnson, Jaret Wight, Cory Lidle
Tigers: Jason Bonderman, Kenny Rogers, Nate Robertson, Justin Verlander,
Edge: Tigers

Bullpen
Yankees: Ron Villone, Scott Proctor, Bryan Bruney, Mike Myers, Kyle Farnsworth
Tigers: Zach Minor, Joel Zumaya, Jamie Walker, Fernando Rodney, Jason Grilli, Wilfredo Ledezma
Edge: Tigers

Closer
Yankees: Mariano Rivera
Tigers: Todd Jones
Edge: Yankees

Manager
Yankees: Joe Torre
Tigers: Jim Leyland
Edge: Yankees

My prediction, Yankees win the series in four games.


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  • Anonymous Sodapop posted at 2:41 PM  
    GO YANKEES!!! :)
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