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Doesn't appear to be the year for Yanks

Pitching has been subpar, lineup has been unproductive and now a key injury to boot

Originally Published: October 19, 2010
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- The outlook for the New York Yankees is getting darker, uglier and hairier by the day. In a strange, inexplicable way, the end of their season is paralleling the growth of San Francisco closer Brian Wilson's beard.

There was a time when the Yankees would welcome an overwhelmed opponent to the Bronx for one of these October wars of attrition, and the result was preordained. The New York lineup would run up the pitch count on a helpless fourth starter and flog an outmanned ...

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