The 2022 season has come and gone for the New York Yankees.
The Yankees’ first ALCS appearance since 2019 ended in bitter disappointment, as they were swept by Houston, which leaves them with a very familiar sting.
In each of the Yankees’ last five ALCS appearances, they have come up short.
They lost to the Astros in seven games in 2017 and six in 2019.
They are now the first team in MLB history to lose their last five ALCS appearances.
The Yankees' last five ALCS appearances:
2022 – lost to Astros
2019 – lost to Astros
2017 – lost to Astros
2012 – lost to Tigers
2010 – lost to Rangers
The Yankees are the first team in MLB history to lose 5 straight LCS appearances. pic.twitter.com/VqD3DjGEY0
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 24, 2022
Yanks Swept In ALCS
This is some unfortunate history made by the Yankees.
Their MLB-best 27 World Series championships is something that cannot be overlooked.
However, their recent string of postseason failures raises some questions.
The Yankees have not even reached the World Series since winning it all in 2009 over the Philadelphia Phillies, who are back in the big dance for the first time since then.
The Yankees lost in six games in the 2010 ALCS against the Texas Rangers.
They were also swept by the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 ALCS.
Now, the Astros will match up with the Phillies, with the World Series getting underway on Friday night at Minute Maid Park.
The ALCS has been the bane of the Yankees’ existence since 2010.
The bats went silent, including Judge.
The season is now over, and the Yankees have some question marks when concerning the future of Judge.