Yanks Take First Game Of Series

Wow what a performance by the Yankees. The game started out slow as the young pitcher for Minnesota showed control and poise and kept the Yanks off the board the first time through. The problem is this Yankee team is too good to keep silent forever and after the Twins scored the first two runs the Yankees picked it up big time. They tied it up in the bottom of the inning and never looked back outscoring the Twins 7-0 the rest of the way to the eventual 7-2 win to start out the series. The convincing win puts them in good position to advance to the ALCS and keep this great season alive.

The big thing to note here was how well C.C. Sabathia pitched in this game. He kept the Twins batters off balance finishing the night with a 1.37 era giving up 2 runs in 6.2 innings. With Joba pitching from the bullpen this series and possibly for the postseason it is very important that the Yankees get good performances out of Sabathia. It was also nice to see the offense hasn’t stalled with the added pressure of the postseason. They looked dominant tonight and most important they looked comfortable. No one seems nervous or phased by the idea of playing in the postseason, and if these two factors stay true for the postseason they have a great chance of winning it all.

Their next game is a big game as they go up against Nick Blackburn. They can not expect to take the Twins out of the game early and it might come down to some late-inning magic. It was definitely nice to see the Yankees offense play well but I am especially interested to see them play next, see how clutch this offense can be. If they are down late do they have the right make-up to pull ahead? Hopefully we get a positive answer to the question. Anyway Yanks up 1-0 to start the series, let’s bring on more October baseball!

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