"I didn't think it hit him, because he never reacted", Sanchez said through a translator.
"I'm not sure what we would do (Monday). We'll let them do their stuff tomorrow and then we'll kind of see where he's at", the skipper added. Chisenhall loaded the bases for Lindor's grand slam, which would prove catastrophic for NY. They were well aware how quickly they could turn the game around on the Yankees. They matched the longest postseason game in Cleveland history - Tony Pena's homer in the 13th beat Boston in Game 1 of the 1995 ALDS.
Sabathia worked 5 1/3 innings and gave up four runs - two earned - but his slider was just as sharp as when he won a Cy Young Award as an Indian.
So, the Yankees are down two game to none and they must win the two games in NY or the 2017 season ends as soon as today. "And it may not always agree with the person that is either being fired or however it goes, but I think that's Hal's and Brian's decision and whatever their decision is, I'll live with".
Hal Steinbrenner and Brian Cashman aren't the only people who will decide Joe Girardi's future as Yankees manager.
Sanchez looked toward the dugout following the controversial pitch, suggesting he thought Girardi should challenge. First pitch is at 7:38PM EST. Santana and Gomes were on base with Lonnie Chisenhall at bat. I could just tell the fight that this team had, just watching that postseason, and I wanted so bad to get back out on the field and try to get back to this position.
The Yankees face a uphill battle and the next 48 hours could be big for the Yankees as well as Girardi and Tanaka.
Bauer said Wednesday that he was "miserable" and depressed earlier this season, when he was struggling and unable to help. "If it would have gotten overturned, I don't know".
On an 0-2 count, home plate umpire Dan Iassogna ruled a pitch by reliever Chad Green hit Chisenhall.
Cleveland Indians fans have never given up on the team even when the going got tough. My biggest concern is to win a game today.
Michael Brantley replaced Encarnacion as the designated hitter and batted seventh. So, we'll take our time and allow him to continue to get treatment. Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner and Didi Gregorius each hit critical homers in New York's wild-card win over Minnesota, but the group is a combined 2 for 24 with nine strikeouts in the ALDS.