It's time for the Bombers to put up or shut up, and no excuses. They come into tonight's ALDS with the best record in the game, well rested, and healthy. They've score on the order of 100 more runs than the Twinkies, who come in, one presumes, somewhat spent after last night's extended affair, and without their #2 offensive weapon. They have no "shut-down" starter to strike fear in the Yankee hit squad. The Bombers, indeed, have every advantage, and have already beaten this team 7 straight this season—a flukey number to be sure, but still indicative of their superiority. The Twins do have some dangerous players, beginning with MVP to-be Joe Mauer, so they should not be pushovers. If there's any serious concern it should be the back end of the Minnesota bullpen, which can shorten a game to 7 innings—of course, the Yanks can do that as well. This would not be a good series to enter the final innings trailing, but then we've seen the Yanks get over that hurdle all year. Alex. Joe. CC. Lots of folks on the Yankee bench with something to prove, and they can start RIGHT NOW. LETS GO YANKS!
Lineups: Minnesota Twins New York Yankees
New York Yankees