The Yankees’ season is over, and they set all kinds of unfortunate MLB firsts in the process.
As noted by Stathead’s Katie Sharp, the Yankees are now the first team to ever lose five straight ALCS series, a streak that has lived on since 2010, when they lost in six games to the Rangers. Since then, they were swept by the Tigers in 2012 and lost three straight to the Astros.
Sharp also notes that the Yankees have now been eliminated from the postseason by the Astros more than any other team in franchise history, and all four of those eliminations have come since losing the 2015 American League Wild Card Game.
Ron Darling on the TBS broadcast also noted that the Yankees are the first team to be swept in a playoff series while striking out 50 times, as Houston’s pitching staff overmatched a New York lineup that tried multiple different looks over four games, but to no avail.
In short, the Yankees were historically bad in a historically dominant showing by the Astros, the continued nemesis of the Bronx Bombers.
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