New York Yankees name James Paxton Game 1 starter for ALDS vs. Twins
Yankees manager Aaron Boone made the announcement Thursday morning at Yankee Stadium.New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced Thursday that Paxton, who was solid down the stretch this season, will make the start in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
James Paxton : Astros stole signs , ‘ knew what was coming’. The Astros actually did their most damage without men in scoring position. Jose Altuve hit a pair of solo homers, Yuri Gurriel laced an RBI triple Aaron Boone didn’t seem overly concerned, not elaborating much on Paxton tipping pitches .
The Yankees ' search for high-end starting pitchers has delivered "The Big Maple" to the Big Apple.New York acquired standout left-hander James Paxton from the Mariners on Monday evening for a package of three players, including top-rated southpaw Justus Sheffield.Right-hander Erik Swanson
HOUSTON — The Astros have a reputation for being good at stealing signs and picking up on opposing pitchers’ small tells, especially at Minute Maid Park. The Yankees know all too well what the Astros are capable of.
In April, James Paxton got hit hard, allowing five earned runs on eight hits in just four innings work here. After that, the Yankees left-hander, who will start Game 2 for the Yankees Sunday night, said he was told he was tipping his pitches by former Astro and current Yankee advisor Carlos Beltran.
“That’s been addressed,” Paxton said Saturday night. “It’s something we are very aware of.”
Torres, Tanaka lead Yankees over Astros 7-0 in ALCS opener
Gleyber Torres kept up his October surge with a homer and five RBIs, Masahiro Tanaka polished his playoff resume and the New York Yankees blanked the Houston Astros 7-0 Saturday night in the AL Championship Series opener. © AP New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres hits a RBI-double off Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke during the fourth inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) BOX SCORE: YANKEES 7, ASTROS 0 With so much attention focused on the Astros aces, Tanaka showed he more than belonged on this stage, too.
In that matchup, Yankees pitchers , including James Paxton , Tommy Kahnle and Aroldis Chapman, served up two-thirds of their Manager Aaron Boone started Paxton , a left-hander, in Game 1 against Minnesota and could opt for him again in the series opener or go with a right-handed pitcher like
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The Astros beat-up on Rays starter Tyler Glasnow in the first inning of Game 5 of the American League Division Series before he could figure out he was holding his glove in different positions for his fastball and his breaking stuff.
Aaron Boone said the Yankees are very aware of giving away any advantage.
“I don’t know about more of an emphasis because it’s a giant emphasis for us behind the scenes all the time, trying to be on that,” Boone said. “I feel like we’ve done a really good job of that this year, our people that have worked really hard on that.”
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James Paxton keeps the Yankees’ season alive .
James Paxton was not the Yankees’ first choice. Last winter, they missed out on another left-handed starter and pivoted to acquire Paxton in a trade. He has shown flashes of the pitcher they hoped he would become, but for many Yankees fans, Paxton was something of a consolation prize. That was forgotten on Friday night. Paxton walked off the mound after six innings pumping his fists and yelling as the crowd at Yankee Stadium stood and roared. Rebounding from a rough first inning, Paxton went out and pitched five more scoreless to lead the Yankees in a season-saving 4-1 win over the Astros in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series.