With the new playoff format, the Yankees’ next move is to, well, be patient. “To have the best record and not know where you’re going is strange,” manager Joe Girardi said.
The Yanks are a confident team now, a powerful team. They found their swagger. Now the Bombers go straight to the three-of-five ALDS, where they sit, appropriately, at No. 1.
“Are jobs riding on this? Not that I know of,” Steinbrenner told reporters outside the Yankees’ clubhouse on Monday. “Jobs are not riding on this. We’ll look at everything in the offseason, as we always do.”
This is what makes the Yanks so interesting: no one truly knows which team will appear on the field this weekend. Or for Friday’s wild card game. Or for a 163rd game in Baltimore.
A lot of my friends are Yankee fans and as a follower of the Mets, I feel their pain today. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m elated the Yanks lost but I did feel compelled to write something about the Evil Empire’s season coming to an abrupt end.
In a somber locker room, Jorge Posada became emotional when asked about his future. “It’s tough,” he said. “I really have no words.”
Jorge Posada’s relationship with the Yankees that began in 1990 may have finally come to an end. Yankee fans will miss the passion and fire he played with that helped catapult the modern day Bombers to many postseason triumphs.
The slice of the Big Apple that bleeds blue and orange is smiling, along with the world west of the Hudson.
The Yankees’ season is over. And so could be CC Sabathia’s career in the Bronx.
There was Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit and Mariano Rivera’s record-setting save. Another division title and the best record in the American League. In the end, however, the Yankees went down with a whimper.
Here we go: Thursday night. Game 5. It’s all on the line for the Yankees, and all eyes in the Bronx will be on rookie sensation Ivan Nova.
It had gotten to the point where women and children would shudder, and scream, and run and hide for cover at the mere mention of his name.
All the months of preparation, all the millions of dollars, all the hopes of the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers come down to this: Ivan Nova vs. Doug Fister for a berth in the AL championship series.
With the season on the line, the Yankees sent A.J. Burnett to the mound and hoped for the best. New York’s $82.5 million enigma came through when his team needed him most.
Derek Jeter, yeah, he knows a little about playing under the October lights. So when Rick Porcello pitched a couple balls over the middle of the plate, he and the Yankees took advantage.