Game 158. Yanks eliminated. Lose 8-3.

Even before the Yanks lost 8-3, they were eliminated from the playoffs when Cleveland won.

With the 8-3 loss, the Yanks fall to 82-76. It’s a winning record, and the last I feel the Yanks will get for a while. There is some major rebuilding to be done and the foundation is gone.

It is just the second time since 1993 that the Yanks have been eliminated from the playoffs. A great run is over (they had the best record in the league in 1994 but because of the strike there were no playoffs. They missed the playoffs in 2008).

I’ll look at 2014, and who I hope is and won’t be back, in a post next week.

Phil Hughes (L, 4-14, 5.19) gave up back-to-back doubles and a run in the first. The Yanks got it back in the bottom half on doubles by Nunez and Cano.

Hughes gave up 2 in the third. A terrible outing by someone whose confidence is completely shot going into free agency.

2+, 3 R, 7 H, 1 walk and 2 K.

Huff came in. 3 2/3, 4 R, 5 H, 1 walks and 2 K. 6.06.

Nunez hit a HR in the bottom of the 3rd (3), but when Huff gave up back-to-back HRs, the first a 3-run jack in the sixth, well, forget about it. The Yanks got a run in the 8th on a bases-loaded walk.

Daley 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 0.00.

Cabral 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 2.45.

Robertson 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 2.10.

Claiborne 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 4.25. He gave up a dinger in the 9th.

The way the Yanks are dying off right now, you do wonder if Mo will ever pitch again.

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