This was the 337th post-season game in Yankees history.
It was the 8th time that the Yankees allowed 12+ runs in a post-season game. The Yankees have lost all 8 of these games.
The was the first time that the Yankees have allowed 12+ runs in a LDS-game. (They’ve done it 2 times in LCS-games and 5 times in the World Series.)
Six of the 8 times that the Yankees have allowed 12+ runs in a post-season game, it’s happened on the road.
Here’s a breakdown of the post-season series, prior to this one, where the Yankees had a game where they allowed 12+ runs:
2001 World Series: Lost in 7 games.
2001 ALCS: Won in 5 games.
1999 ALCS: Won In 5 games.
1996 World Series: Won in 6 games.
1958 World Series: Won in 7 games.
1956 World Series: Won in 7 games.
1921 World Series: Lost in 8 games.
This was the 20th time (out of 337 games) in Yankees post-season history where the team has allowed 19+ baserunners in a game of 9 innings or less. The Yankees have lost 19 of these 20 games. Nine of the twenty games have happened to Yankees teams managed by Joe Torre.
Now, this all said, you just have to forget about this game and look towards the contest of Game 2. This ones just counts as one loss. A victory in Game 2 for New York gives the Yankees a split and turns this series into a “best 2 of 3″ match – with the Yankees having home-field advantage (and the Indians having to throw two starters in the games that New York should be able to handle).
It will be a good test for the Yankees to see if they can quickly shake this one off and answer the bell tomorrow.