Here come the Tigers; Yanks get Detroit in ALDS


Thanks to Mike Napoli’s two-run homer in the top of the ninth against the Angels (hah!), the Rangers have clinched the second best record in the  American League. That means the Yankees will face the Tigers in the ALDS, a rematch of 2006. Game One starts at 8:37pm ET on Friday night, CC Sabathia vs. Justin Verlander. Fun fun fun.

Categories : Asides, Playoffs
  • mbonzo

    Yankees had no problem with Verlander, Fister, or Scherzer this year, I’m not worried.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      The Red Sox have had no problem with CC, Garcia, and Colon, they shouldn’t be worried.

    • SGT Z

      Tigers went 4-3 against the Yankees this year. Worry.

      • mbonzo

        3 of the games the Yankees lost were started by pitchers who might not even make the postseason roster. Tigers have a great team, but facing their pitching rotation isn’t as terrible as people are saying.

        • mbonzo

          Scratch that, its 2.

    • chris mchale

      I wouldn’t not be not worried, bit I’m not al that worried either ;)

  • Guest

    So looks like we’ll have to hope the Yanks make it to the ALCS for us to see Jesus’ first post season start.

    Upsetting, but I’m ecstatic that it was Mike Napoli that did the job. Jeff Mathis (shakes head).

    • Monteroisdinero

      Depends on the hand injury of course. I am worried about the Tigers. We are not as good against righties.

  • Paulies Favorite Water Cooler

    Verlander and CC….. doesn’t get much better than that. Should be rocking in the Bronx Friday night. Absolutely can not wait!!

  • RalphieD

    im gonna be there…my first playoff game…cant wait

  • IB6 UB9

    If you are the alpha then you don’t worry about match-ups, you just beat whoever is put in front of you.

    Do you think Conan the Barbarian watched the other fights and rooted for a more favorable opponent when he fought as a slave?

  • McLovin

    Does anyone know when game 2 starts?

    • mbonzo

      No idea yet, I’d like to know if I have to take off of work.

      • McLovin

        oh I’m going to game 2.

        • mbonzo

          What seats? I’m in 201.

          • McLovin

            i think 407, im going wit my dad.

            • Craig

              See you guys there. Sect 424

  • Rich in NJ

    I just hope Montero is ok.

  • Alfredo

    Am calling this now watch for tex to come up big in the ALDS he is getting hot at the plate.