Last night the Giants did what seemed impossible for the Yankees: They scored a bunch of runs of Justin Verlander. Now the Giants have an early one-game lead as the World Series shifts to Game 2 tonight in San Francisco. First pitch at is 8:07 p.m. on FOX.
A few Yankees notes heading into the game.
• Mariano Rivera is still considering retirement. Brian Cashman said just a few minutes ago that he called Rivera on Tuesday and Rivera said he’s still not sure he’ll come back next season. “I wasn’t surprised,” Cashman said. When Rivera tore his ACL in May, he was initially very emphatic about coming back for another season, but now he’s not so sure. I believe Andrew Marchand was the first to report about this earlier today.
• Quick Arizona Fall League note: Dellin Betances hasn’t pitched in a little more than a week. Cashman said he’s dealing with a sore groin, but it’s not considered a significant issue. Betances’ shoulder, Cashman said, is fine.
• Mark Teixeira was named one of the 2012 Fielding Bible Award winners. It was Teixeira’s first Fielding Bible win at first base. The other winners: Yadier Molina, Darwin Barney, Brendan Ryan, Adrian Beltre, Alex Gordon, Mike Trout, Jason Heyward and Mark Buehrle.
• Joel Sherman spoke to someone close Ichiro Suzuki who says Ichiro wants to return to the Yankees next season and money isn’t likely to be a factor. I wonder if contract length will be.
• Mason Williams, who missed much of the second half of the season with a shoulder injury, has been cleared to start working out.
• Over at Baseball American, Ben Badler reports that Shohei Otani being drafted in Japan will not delay his ability to sign with a Major League club afterall.
Associated Press photo of Pablo Sandoval