Daily Archives: August 9, 2012

Major League Baseball unveils play-off schedule

The 2012 post season schedule had been released by Major League baseball, making October a postseason can’t miss event. Here is how it will work this season.

1. The 2012 postseason will begin on October 5, with the Wildcard games held on that date. The American League and National League Division series will begin on October 6 with the second and third seeded division winners from October 6-11 and the series with the top seed and the Wildcard winners on October 7-12 if necessary.

2. The ALCS will begin on October 13 and will run through October 21 while the NLCS will begin on October 14 and will run through October 22 if there is a Game 7.

3. After one day off, the World Series will take place on October 24 at the home of the National League Champion with Game 7 (if there is so) to be played at the same stadium on November 1.

There are somewhat a new format this year. Here are the new rules.

1. For the 2012 season only, the Division series will begin with two games in the lower seed’s ballpark and will end with up to three in the higher seed’s ballpark.

2. Although the format for the Champion series and the World series will be the same, there will only be two days off in each series: One between Game 2 and 3 and one between Game 5 and 6.

Broadcasting: TBS will broadcast the Wildcard games and up to 18 of the possible 20 games in the Division series round. MLB Network will have one Division series to be determined on October 7 and another on October 10. TBS will also broadcast the American League Championship series while FOX will broadcast the National League Championship series as well as the World Series.

Game 111 Lineup: Yankees @ Tigers

Lineup vs. Tigers:

Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Eric Chavez 3B
Curtis Granderson CF
Raul Ibanez LF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Chris Stewart C

RHP Hiroki Kuroda

Pregame Notes:

— It’s raining in Detroit and the tarp is on the field. It’s questionable whether the game will start on time.

— On the other hand, it’s beautiful day in New York. Wish the series was at Yankee Stadium instead?

UPDATE: The tarp is off the field and first pitch is scheduled for 1:15pm.

UPDATE 2: First pitch is no longer at 1:15pm and we are in a delay. There’s no scheduled first pitch as of yet according to Yankees PR.

UPDATE 3: First pitch has now been scheduled for 1:35pm.

Morning Bits: Martin’s bad year could be good, A-Rod confident Yanks will improve & more

Good morning. Yankees finally got a win after holding on from a late rally from the Tigers.  Today is a day game as Kuroda will face Fister.  First pitch is set for 1:05 EST.

Enjoy the game.  Now for some links….

Marchand of ESPN NY writes that Marin’s bad year could be good.

Hoch has some tidbits about the Yankees including: A-Rod confident Yanks will improve, Granderson struggles prompts lineup changes and more.

— From the Times-Tribune the Scranton WB (AAA) Yanks won yesterday 7-3.

— A website I found online could Stadium Journey ranks the stadium experience of Yankee Stadium.  Check it out and see if you agree.