By Joe McDonald at 29 September, 2013, 11:52 pm
Mercifully, time finally ran out for the Houston Astros, who lost their 15th straight game Sunday afternoon to close a franchise-worst 51-111 regular season. Hey, it could have been worse.
Like a punchy boxer saved by the bell, the Astros won’t have a chance to tie the infamous 1899 Cleveland Spiders for the worst losing streak to end a season – 16 games — in Major League Baseball history. The Astros tried to keep their season going with free baseball, but dropped their finale to the New York Yankees, falling 5-1 in 14 innings at Minute Maid Park .
The Yankees, too, probably felt relief that their season was over. Mariano Rivera didn’t play in the final series, preferring to end his spectacular career at Yankee Stadium on Thursday. Left-hander Andy Pettitte ended his career Saturday with a final solid outing in his hometown. Robinson Cano, a free agent reportedly looking for $305 million, sat out Sunday. And his future isn’t the only unsettled one in the Bronx.
The Astros are another kind of enigma entirely.
By Joe McDonald at 29 September, 2013, 7:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Derek Jeter isn’t sure who will be around him when the New York Yankees start 2014.Read More >>
By Joe McDonald at 29 September, 2013, 5:48 pm
HOUSTON (AP) Mark Reynolds hit a tiebreaking homer in a four-run 14th inning, and the New York Yankees went into an offseason of uncertainty Sunday with a 5-1 victory over the Houston Astros, whose 15-game losing streak was the longest at the end of th…Read More >>
The Juice: Andy Pettitte throws first complete game since 2006 in final career start (Big League Stew)
By Joe McDonald at 29 September, 2013, 2:44 am
Season No. 6 of the Juice has entered the final weekend! Stop by in the final days of the regular season for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more..
The week of grand exits around baseball could not have …Read More >>
By Joe McDonald at 28 September, 2013, 12:01 am
Pettitte honored by Yankees fansRead More >>
By Joe McDonald at 27 September, 2013, 11:23 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The crowd at Minute Maid Park on Friday night was filled with New York Yankees fans.Read More >>
By Joe McDonald at 27 September, 2013, 10:48 pm
HOUSTON (AP) David Robertson got the save as Mariano Rivera looked on, and the New York Yankees got a glimpse of their future in a 3-2 win over Houston on Friday night that sent the Astros to their team-record 13th consecutive loss.Read More >>
By Joe McDonald at 26 September, 2013, 11:31 pm
Sept 26 (The Sports XChange) – Highlights of Thursday’s Major League Baseball games. – – Rays 4, Yankees 0 Mariano Rivera pitched one and a third innings in his final appearance at Yankee Stadium, but it was in a non-save situation as the Tampa Bay Ray…Read More >>
By Joe McDonald at 26 September, 2013, 11:37 am
Young stars are dominating MLB jersey sales, but retiring New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera holds the top spot among jersey sales on MLB.com since the All-Star break.Read More >>
By Joe McDonald at 26 September, 2013, 10:34 am
Major League Baseball just announced the most popular jerseys sold and Mariano Rivera is at the top of the list: 1. Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees 2. Matt Harvey, New York Mets 3. Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers 4. Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles 5. Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 6. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers 7. Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals 8. Andrew McCutchen,…Read More >>