Wednesday, October 2, 2019


Source: Paul J. Bereswill

They combined for 613 home runs and 204 wins this season.  They appear to be evenly matched. The series will definitely be a good one between the Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees, but baseball scouts give the advantage to the Bombers.

“I don’t think it will be a slugfest. I think they will be tight games that will swing on pitching mistakes,’’ the scout said. “It will come down to which staff makes the least amount of mistakes. Both teams have good mistake hitters,’’ reported the NY Post.

Source: Paul J. Bereswill

The way the Yankees have battled this season has been nothing shy of incredible.  But, like all teams, including the Brewers last night who's error cost them the Wild Card game, the Yankees make mistakes.  Luckily for them, their depth has given them a lot of bang for their buck and they have often had the opportunity to live beyond those mistakes and capitalized on their opponents' mishaps as well.

“I am not sold on the Twins’ pitching,’’ the scout said. “And the Yankees crush just about every mistake. They do more damage and are more confident. It’s advantage, Yankees,’’reported the Post


It is still unclear who will pitch Game 1 and it is equally unclear how their starting pitching will flesh out with James Paxton glut soreness, Luis Severino just getting warmed up and Masahiro Tanaka's inconsistencies this season.  What is clear is the Yankees have stayed in the fight all season and with their position players contributing defensively and the arsenal of bull pen specialists, they have more fight to give.

The Yankees have a few more tweaks to work out before first pitch Friday night.  The savages from the Bronx will have their work cut out for them, but not an impossible dream for them.  They have to go in there and do what they have done all season long: fight, grind and win.

--Suzie Pinstripe
BYB Managing Editor
Twitter: @suzieprof

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