Like Captain Quint desperately reverse-crab-walking on the slippery deck only to finally – inevitably – be devoured, the 2010 Yankees have gone kicking and screaming into the post-season. Only 2 wins have been recorded by Yankee starters in the past 23 games, but tonight, CC Sabathia turned in a gem. He gave up only two hits and one run until the 9th inning, at which point he gave in to the metaphor of the Yankees' season – stumbling as he neared the finish line by putting the first two batters on base. Mariano came in to wrap things up and on they go. Congratulations Yanks fans – bring on the playoffs and the speculation about the Yanks' post-season rotation.
And as this also marks the official end to the playoff hopes of the Boston Red Sox, a sincere hats off to Sox fans – absolutely decimated by injuries, your Sox put up a tremendous fight and made things more than a little uncomfortable for the Yanks and their fans.