Yanks keep rolling
The Yanks beat the Twins for the eighth time in as many games on Wednesday. CC was huge (literally and figuratively), Jeet was clutch as always and even A-Rod got in on the fun as the Yanks took Game 1 of the ALDS.
The one “weak” link was Tex, who went 0-for-4. I don’t blame him; it was his first postseason game in pinstripes, plus, the offense was rolling anyway. I think he has a big Game 2, though. He’s too good to pull an A-Rod.
Joba, who should have been in the bullpen all season, was great in relief (even though he faced just one batter). However, Mo, who usually turns in a playoff appearance you can set your watch to, almost $hit the bed. I guess it’s different when you come in with a 5-run lead as opposed to a save situation.
Another bright spot for the Bombers was Godzilla. Matsui has been huge time and time again. I doubt it will happen, but I hope the Yanks re-sign him. He and Damon are both in contract years so they both probably won’t be back, and I would rather have Matsui. (Another argument for another day, but I’ll always see Damon as the caveman that helped the Sox break the curse. F Him.)