MLB: A Retrospective Of October 2020, ALDS (NYY/TB)
(originally written October 2020)
World Series Matchup: TB/LAD
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Tampa Bay delivered little offense in Game 5 (two runs on three hits), but thanks to the pitching quartet of Glasnow, Anderson, Pete Fairbanks and CL Diego Castillo, New York delivered even less (one run on three hits). Game 5 ended with a hot smash from Torres into (Rays 3B) Joey Wendle's glove.
All four 2020 Division Series matchups featured teams who have recently had problems getting along, but no other DS featured a near 400% disparity in payroll. Welcome to the ALDS recap of the extravagant Yankees vs. the thrifty Rays. (Series held at Petco Park, San Diego)
In the T3rd, with the game tied at 1, Yankees LF Clint Frazier connected off Rays ace Blake Snell. The solo job put New York up 2-1.