Move Along: Yanks sweep Twins on way to ALCS

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Yankees 4 7 0
Twins 1 7 0

WP: Pettitte
LP: Pavano
S: Rivera

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Tough choice, but considering everything that's happened, I'll give it to Alex Rodriguez. He's finally shed his post-season choke artist stigma with 2 big home runs in back to back games.

PLAY OF THE GAME: HIP HIP Jorge Posada's go-ahead home run in the 7th inning, that just cleared the left-field wall.

TURNING POINT OF THE GAME: A-Rod's game-tying home run in the 7th inning. It was vintage A-Rod, going to right center for the bomb.


  • This win moves the Yankees into their 13th ALCS and their first since 2004 (known to me as "The Year that never happened").
  • After the Angels completed their sweep of the Red Sox today, they will face the Yankees beginning on Friday.
  • With four days between games, the Yankees will obviously look to stay sharp with batting practice and other workouts.
  • With the long layoff, the rotation will also need to be set up. Pettitte would be in line to pitch Game 1 at the Stadium, possibly followed by Burnett in Game 2 and Sabathia in Game 3. I'm sure Girardi will have the rotation set by Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • That was the final game at the Metrodome before they move into Target Field next season, and a fan decided that the bottom of the 9th would be the best time to run across the field one final time. Why anyone would think that's a good idea is beyond me, since the players have a right to defend themselves against a threat, which running on the field like that is. And 99.99999% of people who go to baseball games would get the living $^!% out of them.
  • We'll be sure to pass along any news during the week. So stay tuned.
Friday vs. the Angels
ALCS Game 1


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