Tuesday, October 10, 2017


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Luis Severino was incredible last night! 

Tommy Kahnle was on fire... and in the end, the series against the Indians is tied.  If you don't believe it... believe it, because it's true.

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Last night the Stadium was electric.  Truly a great spectacle and clearly the Yankees are not finished.  I remember how I felt after the Yanks lost to the Indians after game 2.  I was deflated, but I tweeted out this...
Now, I did strap in. I listened to my own advice.  I saw a lot of courage by our young team.  I saw things I love to see.  I watched us not trying to hit a home run every time we got up, but instead trying to sometimes simply move the runner over. 

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I loved watching Todd Frazier tag on a shallow ball to center field and make it! It proved to me that we had to take chances, but with confidence, those chances looked very good for us.  In short... the Yankees played a great game for the last 2 nights.

I'll give Bryan Hoch and Jordan Bastian some love here. Check out this nugget:

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"Luis Severino struck out nine over seven strong innings, Aaron Judge mashed a two-run double and Gary Sanchez homered as the Yankees rolled to a 7-3 win in Game 4 of the American League Division Series presented by Doosan on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.

'We know what type of team we have here,' Judge said. 'We're a team that battles and keeps fighting. We never waver no matter what the situation or where we're at in the season. We're just going to keep battling.'"

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I love that quote from Judge, because honestly, that defines this team and what they need to accomplish.  Yeah it's true, I dread the next game back in Cleveland with Corey Kluber on the bump.  I don't know what to expect there. You can't always beat that guy... and with the day off... Yankee momentum cools, and so, I'm not gonna lie, I worry about game 5.

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I shouldn't though. We do have CC Sabathia, a true leader in that clubhouse and with his last outing being so outstanding, I feel good about our chances, and even more so after hearing this analysis.... 

I was listening to Alex Rodriguez in the post-game last night, and there was something he said that I find very interesting. He said he liked the Indians chances this post-season, but made it clear that with the Yankees winning, and Edwin Encarnacion out with that ankle injury, it's a game changer for Cleveland.

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In other words, Without Edwin, the Indians don't have the same spark, the same heart.  Man oh man, I hope he's right about that. We shall see...

Enjoy this one Yankee fans, but let's get back in the zone for game time Wednesday... it's gonna be a big one!

Go Yanks!

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