Good thing for Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees that Aaron Judge is 6-foot-7.
Judge reached high and prevented a home run to save Tanaka’s seven-inning gem, Greg Bird homered off relief ace Andrew Miller, and New York edged the Cleveland Indians 1-0 Sunday night in Game 3 to extend their AL Division Series.
“He was brilliant,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said about Tanaka. “He gave us everything we needed.”
Aroldis Chapman got a five-out save as the wild-card Yankees avoided a three-game sweep by the defending AL champions. With two on in the ninth, Chapman struck out cleanup hitter Jay Bruce before Carlos Santana flied out to end it.
A similar check of players whose soaring jersey sales during the past seven days coincided with games in their own stadiums reveals that Le’Veon Bell, Todd Gurley, Jarvis Landry and Zach Ertz were among the biggest movers of the week. Again, no big surprise that players with home games see an uptick in sales, but fans can choose which player to buy, and the fact that this quartet led the way in their respective cities tells you a lot about which members of those offenses may have the most “name value” in fantasy trades right now.
You can also get a feel for which players on bye weeks have a sense of optimism surrounding them, compared to which ones may have some less-than-confident support from those who watch Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys them regularly. Four teams had Week 5 byes: Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints. Drew Brees and Kirk Cousins were up. Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders were all down. You can potentially leverage this “wisdom of the Cheap Blackhawks Jerseys crowds” to try to maximize value from any trades involving these players, but do it quickly.