NEW YORK — As the Houston Astros’ final pennant-winning celebration continued across the street late Sunday night, they said goodbye at the New York Yankees clubhouse.
“They’re a really good team. So are we,” Jameson Taillon said after the Astros wrapped up a four-game American League Championship Series win with a 6-5 win at Yankee Stadium.
“But they showed up when it mattered. Quality weapons, quality clubs—a little bit of everything.”
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Here’s our final testimony to another deeply disappointing pinstriped postseason:
The postseason’s surprising No. 1 powerhouse that went 10-to-30 (.333) with five home runs, but that costly drop-fly ball in Game 3 remains an indelible ALCS image.
Became the ALDS Hero, appeared in all five games and three straight days – saved Elimination Game 4 and finished Game 5 vs. Cleveland.
Won twice in ALDS, made it big in Elimination Game 4 in Cleveland. Why manager Aaron Boone lifted him in the sixth inning of ALCS Game 3 will reverberate throughout the winter.
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Made six postseason appearances, played five scoreless innings in ALDS, was generally effective but suffered loss in ALCS Game 4.
On base in eight of nine postseason games, he hit .276 overall (8-for-29) with two doubles, two homers and led the club with eight RBI.
Technically five goalless postseason appearances but gave Alex Bregmans the go-ahead for the RBI single in ALCS Game 4.
Wasn’t at his best but set the tone on a short break (5 IP, 1 run) in ALDS Game 5 Clincher. Early exit in ALCS Game 4 (groin injury) hastened the Yanks’ postseason exit.
Gian Carlo Stanton
His two ALDS hits were homers but hit .167s overall. Some points for being pushed back into field duty for two left field starts.
All anyone will remember from his first Yankee postseason are all three of Cole’s inherited runners who scored 3 points in ALCS game.
Bottom line, charged with six runs over 11 innings in two postseason starts, both Yankees are losing.
The league MVP hit two homers against Cleveland but went 1-16 against Houston, giving him a hugely disappointing 5-36 (.139) overall.
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Accepted defeat in ALDS Game 2 and came out of the bullpen for the first time. Walked just 4.1 innings (one run) in ALCS Game 1 in Houston.
Disappeared after the Guardians walk-off win against him in ALDS Game 4 in Cleveland.
Completed a .176 postseason with zero extra base hits by going 3-for-19 in the ALCS with no RBI and a costly error in Game 4.
The main task is behind the plate, but offers next to nothing offensively, goes 1-to-22 overall and 0-to-11 in the ALCS.
Rookie started eight of nine playoff games in either left field or shortstop but hit .071 overall with one homer (2 for 28) and went 0 for 9 in the ALCS.
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Backup catcher started in two postseason games, going 0-to-6 overall with five Ks and a walk.
The starting shortstop was benched in four postseason games due to defensive issues during the ALCS, struggling to a respectable-looking but flat .278 (5-on-18).
Was drafted into the roster after a two-month absence (broken foot) but couldn’t regain his rhythm and went 1-on-12 with nine strikeouts, mostly as a pinch hitter.
Earned the extreme wrath of Yankees fans with a better than poor ALCS (1:13, 10 strikeouts) to cap an empty 5:29 (.172) postseason.
Manager Aaron Boone
Going to Schmidt, staying with Carpenter, juggling leadoff/left field/shortstop decisions will linger, but removing Cole — and going with Trivino — will haunt the offseason.
OV Tim Locastro, RHP Frankie Montas, IF-OF Marwin Gonzalez, IF Oswald Peraza, OV Aaron Hicks, RHP Miguel Castro, RHP Domingo German.
This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: Yankees Player Ratings for the 2022 MLB Postseason Start with Aaron Judge
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