Oct
09

Yanks sweep Twins to advance to ALCS

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(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Ballgame over, American League Division Series over, Yankees win. Thaaaaaaaaaaaaa Yankees win!

Post game is on YES, folks. Enjoy that and we’ll have our usual analysis up in a little while.

Categories : Playoffs
  • Accent Shallow

    So the Daily News was right with the E-Z Pass headline?

    • Esteban

      Haha seems so.

    • Anthony Murillo

      I thought the Twins were using it as motivation or something

    • All Star Carl

      Exactly right.

  • ShuutoHeat

    LOL @ picture
    Posada’s hand…
    Posada’s expression…
    PRICELESS

    • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

      Second base!

      • ShuutoHeat

        LOL that should be the caption!

        • Mickey Scheister

          Posada with the free hand mammogram.

  • first time lawng time

    I’m surprised they swept. The media kept telling me that they wouldn’t advance because they have no pitching after CC!

    • JerseyDutch

      Yep. Game one was a “must win” because we’d never win a game with Pettitte or Hughes on the bump.

  • Frigidevil

    So I just realized, Ron Gardenhire is essentially the Mart Schottenheimer of the MLB.

  • bonestock94

    Would’ve never predicted a sweep.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

    Just freaking awesome. Fantastic job, Yankees!

  • Kit

    So, so, so proud of Phil. Can’t even contain how happy and excited I am for him. This is just step one, but he was amazing.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      He’s only gonna get better, which is scary in a good way :)

      • Kit

        That’s what’s awesome about him. I couldn’t be prouder.

    • Betty Lizard

      I’m a happy girl. Granderson has been superb. Berky (loved when Andy Pettitte called him that) has really contributed, and Young Master Phil has been masterful (swoons; demurely half-closes eyelids) and Swisher has been Swisher. I couldn’t ask for anything more.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    ALCS, here we come!

  • The Evil Empire

    WHO DO WE HAVE AFTER CC THOUGH?

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      WHAT IF BURNETT HAS TO PITCH??

  • first time lawng time

    Totally would love to have Kim Jones’ job. Not gona lie.

    • Betty Lizard

      I know people make fun of her, but she’s laughing last, isn’t she? What a dream job.

  • Big Stein

    FIRE GIRARDI

    /nomaas’d

    • Poopy Pants

      Don’t forget that RAB has criticized Girardi, too.

      • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

        Yes they have, but they never advocated firing him. Criticism is fine.

  • China Joe

    And as they take the plane back to Minnesota to enjoy some offseason ice fishing, I hope the Twins’ rotation takes a moment to ponder why in the hell most Americans came into this series touting them as better than CC Sabathia, Andy Pettitte and Phil Hughes.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Hey, but Carl Pavano has really good fastball location or something.

  • CharlieChooChoo

    Where does the ALCS start? Does it matter who wins the Texas/TB series?

    • first time lawng time

      The winner of that series.

  • Tackaberry

    Did I win the hat!?

  • Sean C

    I love how the rotation shut down the doubters with authority. Phil’s start tonight was the exclamation point on the statement.

  • CharlieChooChoo

    Read on some Red Sox blog after they were E’d that every RS fan needed to become a rabid Minny fan.

    So how’s that working for you Boston?

  • Carlosologist

    I wonder if Joe will steal Cervelli’s jersey when we win the World Series. That would be badass.

    • Adam

      The awesome part…when he has to face the dilemma of getting up to Elston Howard’s number.

  • first time lawng time

    I think it’s cute when the players and Girardi have their kids with them during their press conferences. Like last year when AJ and CC did that.

  • Kit

    Girardi’s son is a straight up pimp. He’s just sitting on his dad’s lap in the press conference all, “Yeah, I’m his son. And?”

    • MikeD

      Looks like a mini-Joe G.

  • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

    Kind of funny that CC had the worst start of the 3.

  • DallasGreen

    thats the game my ulcer was looking for

    • Birdistheword1220

      LMFAO!

      Same here dude, same here. I’ve been so tense and neurotic this week.

  • Anthony Murillo

    The headline on the new york daily news website is awesome:

    SWEEP!!
    (We told you so)

  • Adam

    So…how about how much Mauer has stunk in the post season. Yet, somehow I doubt he will get the A-Rod treatment in the press.

    • Sean C

      Eh, the team in general stunk. It’s definitely not on Mauer that the Twins are on their way home.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Thing about Mauer is, aside from one big year, he’s not really a pure power hitter. It’s hard to carry a team on your back all by yourself when your a doubles and singles machine.

    • Pat D

      FWIW, Olney suspects that his knee bothered him more than he would admit.

      Yea, but for some reason he has nothing to prove the way ARod did. I don’t know, maybe another first round exit or two and they’ll start harping on him.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    I think Tampa needs to win tomorrow so that Lee has to throw in game 5. That would be very awesome for the Yanks.

  • Jon in CUO

    Sorry, Dave Cameron. The Twins were not the best team in baseball.

    • MikeD

      Did he say that?

      • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo
        • vin

          Yeah, it’s tough work beating up on those AL Central doormats 15+ times a year.

        • Jon in CUO

          Not just in that article. He’s been beating the drum every single chance he’s had over the last several weeks.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Girardi’s son looks kind of bored…

    • Adam

      I don’t blame him given the quality of the questions.

  • http://www.thesubwayconnection.com Newbie

    Wow, Girardi’s son really wanted to get out of their.

  • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

    Girardi’s son looked so uncomfortable lol

  • Adam

    Seriously are the reporters still grilling him over winning the AL East. Jeez.

  • FIPster Doofus

    A lot of great things happened in this series, but the most satisfying was the dominance of Pettitte and Hughes. So many people questioned them entering the series and they answered the bell with flying colors.

    The Yankees are still the best team in baseball, and will repeat.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    so…same 25 man roster for ALCS?

    • Adam

      I would imagine so, there really isn’t any match-ups with the other two teams that would need a change. If he took who he did in the first series, there really isn’t any changes at this point?

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    Forget Pedro.

    The Yankees are the Twins fucking daddy. And this time, there wasn’t even any letting them score first stuff, they fucking took it to them from the get-go.

  • Adam

    Good point by Curry about using Mo in game one as being a huge turning point in the series.

  • LGY

    I love this team.

  • smurfy

    they were swinging it good tonight. Something about the pitcher seemed to raise their spirits.

    • smurfy

      Phillie, that is. Outshtanding.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Hughes was fucking brilliant tonight. Great, great performance by Phil.

  • Ivan

    Great win, no question about and im proud of Phil man like for real. I admit I was kinda nervous with him but hey showed why we all should of confidence in the guy. Dude demostrated some poise and great stuff.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

    So…what was that about rotation issues behind CC?

    • vin

      I believe all the discussion was how the Yanks could succeed with only 3 dominant starters.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep/ still haven’t register /too lazy

    Bow down to Master Hughes! Was I wrong about Duensing , he turned out to be a dunce !

    Congratulations to the NY Yankees !

    • vin

      Duensing threw way too many hittable pitches in this game. Even the Mariners probably could’ve scored a couple runs off him tonight.

      • Joe D.

        “Even the Mariners probably could’ve scored a couple runs off him tonight.”

        OK, calm down. Let’s not get crazy, Vin.

  • vin

    Think the Twins would be up for a 2-game scrimmage early next week?

    Gotta keep those bats sharp.

  • Birdistheword1220

    Twins. Such bad luck! Well that’s what happens when you’re spoiled by playing a division filled with teams like the Royals, Indians, and White Sox. I had a good feeling going into this series, especially after seeing the Twins cool off and get RAPED by the Blue Jays. Good ALDS for the Yanks. So proud of Phil. I missed seeing him in his dominant form.

  • Andrew Brotherton

    Frankie Plierre said that Phil Hughes only threw 6 cutters tonight. That is pretty incredible that he was able to mix his pitches like that and not get stuck in that same mindset.