Yanks sweep Twins to advance to ALCS


(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


  1. Accent Shallow says:

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

  2. ShuutoHeat says:

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

  3. first time lawng time says:

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

  4. Frigidevil says:

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

  5. bonestock94 says:

    Would’ve never predicted a sweep.

  6. bexarama says:

    Just freaking awesome. Fantastic job, Yankees!

  7. Kit says:

    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.

  8. The Evil Empire says:


  9. first time lawng time says:

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

  10. Big Stein says:



  11. China Joe says:

    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.

  12. CharlieChooChoo says:

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

  13. Tackaberry says:

    Did I win the hat!?

  14. Sean C says:

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

  15. CharlieChooChoo says:

    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?

  16. Carlosologist says:

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

  17. first time lawng time says:

    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.

  18. Kit says:

    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?”

  19. Tom Zig says:

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

  20. DallasGreen says:

    thats the game my ulcer was looking for

  21. Anthony Murillo says:

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

    (We told you so)

  22. Adam says:

    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 says:

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

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

      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 says:

      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.

  23. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

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

  24. Jon in CUO says:

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

  25. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Girardi’s son looks kind of bored…

  26. Newbie says:

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

  27. Tom Zig says:

    Girardi’s son looked so uncomfortable lol

  28. Adam says:

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

  29. FIPster Doofus says:

    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.

  30. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    so…same 25 man roster for ALCS?

    • Adam says:

      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?

  31. Carcillo says:

    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.

  32. Adam says:

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

  33. LGY says:

    I love this team.

  34. smurfy says:

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

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

  36. Ivan says:

    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.

  37. JGS says:

    So…what was that about rotation issues behind CC?

  38. Dream of Electric Sheep/ still haven't register /too lazy says:

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

    Congratulations to the NY Yankees !

    • vin says:

      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. says:

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

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

  39. vin says:

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

    Gotta keep those bats sharp.

  40. Birdistheword1220 says:

    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.

  41. Andrew Brotherton says:

    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.

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