• Yankees Game 1 Post-Season Starters Since 1976

    Posted by on October 6th, 2010 · Comments (0)

    Moose is the leader here with six starts…

    Hey, how’d Denny Neagle sneak in there?

    Rk Player #Matching   W L ERA GS IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP
    1 Mike Mussina 6 Ind. Games 2 4 4.11 6 35.0 37 16 6 7 33 1.26
    2 David Wells 4 Ind. Games 3 1 2.97 4 30.1 23 10 4 6 21 0.96
    3 Andy Pettitte 4 Ind. Games 1 1 5.62 4 24.0 24 15 3 7 16 1.29
    4 CC Sabathia 3 Ind. Games 2 1 1.66 3 21.2 16 4 2 4 21 0.92
    5 Orlando Hernandez 3 Ind. Games 2 0 1.17 3 23.0 10 3 1 10 18 0.87
    6 Ron Guidry 3 Ind. Games 1 1 5.02 3 14.1 16 8 1 8 13 1.67
    7 David Cone 3 Ind. Games 1 1 8.31 3 17.1 21 16 5 10 15 1.79
    8 Roger Clemens 3 Ind. Games 0 2 5.74 3 15.2 19 10 2 10 11 1.85
    9 Chien-Ming Wang 2 Ind. Games 1 1 8.74 2 11.1 17 11 3 5 6 1.94
    10 Don Gullett 2 Ind. Games 0 1 6.10 2 10.1 9 7 1 8 6 1.65
    11 Denny Neagle 1 Ind. Games 0 1 3.18 1 5.2 3 2 1 3 3 1.06
    12 Tommy John 1 Ind. Games 1 0 1.50 1 6.0 6 1 0 1 3 1.17
    13 Catfish Hunter 1 Ind. Games 1 0 1.00 1 9.0 5 1 0 0 5 0.56
    14 Ed Figueroa 1 Ind. Games 0 1 16.20 1 1.2 5 3 2 1 0 3.60
    15 Jim Beattie 1 Ind. Games 1 0 1.69 1 5.1 2 1 0 5 3 1.31
    16 Doyle Alexander 1 Ind. Games 0 1 7.50 1 6.0 9 5 1 2 1 1.83
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    Generated 10/5/2010.

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    Here’s the game-by-game detail:

    Rk Player 5 Date Series Gm# Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR
    1 Andy Pettitte 2001-10-17 ALCS 1 NYY SEA W 4-2 GS-8 ,W 8.0 3 1 1 1 7 0
    2 Andy Pettitte 2000-10-21 WS 1 NYY NYM W 4-3 GS-7 6.2 8 3 3 1 4 0
    3 Andy Pettitte 1996-10-20 WS 1 NYY ATL L 1-12 GS-3 ,L 2.1 6 7 7 1 1 1
    4 Andy Pettitte 1996-10-09 ALCS 1 NYY BAL W 5-4 GS-7 7.0 7 4 4 4 4 2
    5 CC Sabathia 2009-10-28 WS 1 NYY PHI L 1-6 GS-7 ,L 7.0 4 2 2 3 6 2
    6 CC Sabathia 2009-10-16 ALCS 1 NYY LAA W 4-1 GS-8 ,W 8.0 4 1 1 1 7 0
    7 CC Sabathia 2009-10-07 ALDS 1 NYY MIN W 7-2 GS-7 ,W 6.2 8 2 1 0 8 0
    8 Catfish Hunter 1976-10-09 ALCS 1 NYY KCR W 4-1 CG 9 ,W 9.0 5 1 1 0 5 0
    9 Chien-Ming Wang 2007-10-04 ALDS 1 NYY CLE L 3-12 GS-5 ,L 4.2 9 8 8 4 2 2
    10 Chien-Ming Wang 2006-10-03 ALDS 1 NYY DET W 8-4 GS-7 ,W 6.2 8 3 3 1 4 1
    11 David Cone 1997-09-30 ALDS 1 NYY CLE W 8-6 GS-4 3.1 7 6 6 2 2 1
    12 David Cone 1996-10-01 ALDS 1 NYY TEX L 2-6 GS-6 ,L 6.0 8 6 6 2 8 2
    13 David Cone 1995-10-03 ALDS 1 NYY SEA W 9-6 GS-8 ,W 8.0 6 4 4 6 5 2
    14 David Wells 2003-10-18 WS 1 NYY FLA L 2-3 GS-7 ,L 7.0 6 3 3 2 1 0
    15 David Wells 1998-10-17 WS 1 NYY SDP W 9-6 GS-7 ,W 7.0 7 5 5 2 4 3
    16 David Wells 1998-10-06 ALCS 1 NYY CLE W 7-2 GS-9 ,W 8.1 5 2 2 1 7 1
    17 David Wells 1998-09-29 ALDS 1 NYY TEX W 2-0 GS-8 ,W 8.0 5 0 0 1 9 0
    18 Denny Neagle 2000-10-10 ALCS 1 NYY SEA L 0-2 GS-6 ,L 5.2 3 2 2 3 3 1
    19 Don Gullett 1977-10-11 WS 1 NYY LAD W 4-3 GS-9 8.1 5 3 3 6 6 0
    20 Don Gullett 1977-10-05 ALCS 1 NYY KCR L 2-7 GS-2 ,L 2.0 4 4 4 2 0 1
    21 Doyle Alexander 1976-10-16 WS 1 NYY CIN L 1-5 GS-7 ,L 6.0 9 5 5 2 1 1
    22 Ed Figueroa 1978-10-10 WS 1 NYY LAD L 5-11 GS-2 ,L 1.2 5 3 3 1 0 2
    23 Jim Beattie 1978-10-03 ALCS 1 NYY KCR W 7-1 GS-6 ,W 5.1 2 1 1 5 3 0
    24 Mike Mussina 2005-10-04 ALDS 1 NYY LAA W 4-2 GS-6 ,W 5.2 5 0 0 0 4 0
    25 Mike Mussina 2004-10-12 ALCS 1 NYY BOS W 10-7 GS-7 ,W 6.2 4 4 4 0 8 0
    26 Mike Mussina 2004-10-05 ALDS 1 NYY MIN L 0-2 GS-7 ,L 7.0 7 2 2 1 7 1
    27 Mike Mussina 2003-10-08 ALCS 1 NYY BOS L 2-5 GS-6 ,L 5.2 8 4 4 2 4 3
    28 Mike Mussina 2003-09-30 ALDS 1 NYY MIN L 1-3 GS-7 ,L 7.0 7 3 3 3 6 0
    29 Mike Mussina 2001-10-27 WS 1 NYY ARI L 1-9 GS-3 ,L 3.0 6 5 3 1 4 2
    30 Orlando Hernandez 1999-10-23 WS 1 NYY ATL W 4-1 GS-7 ,W 7.0 1 1 1 2 10 1
    31 Orlando Hernandez 1999-10-13 ALCS 1 NYY BOS W 4-3 GS-8 8.0 7 3 2 2 4 0
    32 Orlando Hernandez 1999-10-05 ALDS 1 NYY TEX W 8-0 GS-8 ,W 8.0 2 0 0 6 4 0
    33 Roger Clemens 2002-10-01 ALDS 1 NYY ANA W 8-5 GS-6 5.2 8 4 4 3 5 1
    34 Roger Clemens 2001-10-10 ALDS 1 NYY OAK L 3-5 GS-4 ,L 4.0 4 2 2 3 1 1
    35 Roger Clemens 2000-10-03 ALDS 1 NYY OAK L 3-5 GS-6 ,L 6.0 7 4 4 4 5 0
    36 Ron Guidry 1981-10-20 WS 1 NYY LAD W 5-3 GS-7 ,W 7.0 4 1 1 2 6 1
    37 Ron Guidry 1981-10-07 ALDS 1 NYY MIL W 5-3 GS-5 4.1 7 3 3 2 5 0
    38 Ron Guidry 1980-10-08 ALCS 1 NYY KCR L 2-7 GS-3 ,L 3.0 5 4 4 4 2 0
    39 Tommy John 1981-10-13 ALCS 1 NYY OAK W 3-1 GS-6 ,W 6.0 6 1 1 1 3 0
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 10/5/2010.

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    And, here’s the 23 of the 39 times the Yankees won Game 1 of a Post-Season series since 1976:

    Rk Player Date Series Gm# Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR
    1 CC Sabathia 2009-10-16 ALCS 1 NYY LAA W 4-1 GS-8 ,W 8.0 4 1 1 1 7 0
    2 CC Sabathia 2009-10-07 ALDS 1 NYY MIN W 7-2 GS-7 ,W 6.2 8 2 1 0 8 0
    3 Chien-Ming Wang 2006-10-03 ALDS 1 NYY DET W 8-4 GS-7 ,W 6.2 8 3 3 1 4 1
    4 Mike Mussina 2005-10-04 ALDS 1 NYY LAA W 4-2 GS-6 ,W 5.2 5 0 0 0 4 0
    5 Mike Mussina 2004-10-12 ALCS 1 NYY BOS W 10-7 GS-7 ,W 6.2 4 4 4 0 8 0
    6 Roger Clemens 2002-10-01 ALDS 1 NYY ANA W 8-5 GS-6 5.2 8 4 4 3 5 1
    7 Andy Pettitte 2001-10-17 ALCS 1 NYY SEA W 4-2 GS-8 ,W 8.0 3 1 1 1 7 0
    8 Andy Pettitte 2000-10-21 WS 1 NYY NYM W 4-3 GS-7 6.2 8 3 3 1 4 0
    9 Orlando Hernandez 1999-10-23 WS 1 NYY ATL W 4-1 GS-7 ,W 7.0 1 1 1 2 10 1
    10 Orlando Hernandez 1999-10-13 ALCS 1 NYY BOS W 4-3 GS-8 8.0 7 3 2 2 4 0
    11 Orlando Hernandez 1999-10-05 ALDS 1 NYY TEX W 8-0 GS-8 ,W 8.0 2 0 0 6 4 0
    12 David Wells 1998-10-17 WS 1 NYY SDP W 9-6 GS-7 ,W 7.0 7 5 5 2 4 3
    13 David Wells 1998-10-06 ALCS 1 NYY CLE W 7-2 GS-9 ,W 8.1 5 2 2 1 7 1
    14 David Wells 1998-09-29 ALDS 1 NYY TEX W 2-0 GS-8 ,W 8.0 5 0 0 1 9 0
    15 David Cone 1997-09-30 ALDS 1 NYY CLE W 8-6 GS-4 3.1 7 6 6 2 2 1
    16 Andy Pettitte 1996-10-09 ALCS 1 NYY BAL W 5-4 GS-7 7.0 7 4 4 4 4 2
    17 David Cone 1995-10-03 ALDS 1 NYY SEA W 9-6 GS-8 ,W 8.0 6 4 4 6 5 2
    18 Ron Guidry 1981-10-20 WS 1 NYY LAD W 5-3 GS-7 ,W 7.0 4 1 1 2 6 1
    19 Tommy John 1981-10-13 ALCS 1 NYY OAK W 3-1 GS-6 ,W 6.0 6 1 1 1 3 0
    20 Ron Guidry 1981-10-07 ALDS 1 NYY MIL W 5-3 GS-5 4.1 7 3 3 2 5 0
    21 Jim Beattie 1978-10-03 ALCS 1 NYY KCR W 7-1 GS-6 ,W 5.1 2 1 1 5 3 0
    22 Don Gullett 1977-10-11 WS 1 NYY LAD W 4-3 GS-9 8.1 5 3 3 6 6 0
    23 Catfish Hunter 1976-10-09 ALCS 1 NYY KCR W 4-1 CG 9 ,W 9.0 5 1 1 0 5 0
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    Generated 10/5/2010.

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    So, since 1976, 59% of the time, it’s been a “W.” But, will today’s game make it 60%?

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