Sunday, October 11, 2009
Yanks on to ALCS
The New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-1 to move on to the ALCS and a date with the Anaheim Angels. The Angels always play the Yankees tough and this will be a great series but the Yankees proved towards the end of the year they can beat those guys. I don't want to talk about that just yet as we will have all week to look ahead. I do want to review this series also which I will do tomorrow. The bottom line is the Yankees starting pitching stepped up and I think they can be even better at least CC and AJ. Andy Pettitte pitched great tonight and Joba, Hughes and Mo did the job although it wasn't so easy. A-rod continued to hit getting a solo homerun and a walk. He ended up hitting just under 500 in the series with 2 homeruns and 6 rbi's. Derek Jeter proved once again why people love him and you don't realize how good he is unless you watch him all the time. He makes plays all the time that won't show up in the boxscore. Johnny Damon had a rough series offensively but can rest now and get rejuvenated. Jorge Posada had a good game with a homerun and a rbi single. The Yankees were partying well but they still say the right things with not being satisfied. I will have the review of the series tomorrow and a preview of the Angels later this week.