Holy shit. Did that just happen? After Friday night’s debacle, we were DEAD in the water. People want Joe Girardi’s head on a spike. People want to clean house. The bullpen blew it. Yada yada yada blah blah blah angry Yankee fan rant on WFAN blah blah blah.
Fast forward to right now and the New York EFFING Yankees are going to the ALCS to face the Houston Astros. I love this damn team. First, Tanaka and Bird took care of business on Sunday. Severino got revenge on Monday and the bats woke up to force a Game 5.
Then, there’s tonight. A PERFECT game for the Yankees. If you told me that we would get to Corey Kluber not once, BUT TWICE, I would say you are out of your mind. Well, we got to Kluber. Sir Didi is our shortstop of the future. That’s for sure. 2 home runs off the Cy Young Winner will “earn your pinstripes.” CC. Dead in the water CC. No no no! This is Big Game CC. He did his job. 9 Ks in a little over 4 innings and 2 runs. You can’t ask for more. The bullpen is what we paid for and what we traded for and they came through big time. Finally, in the 9th inning, Bar Fight Brett Gardner with the AB of the year, bringing in 2 insurance runs. That was easily the best at bat I have seen in over a decade.
I love this team so much. Baseball is back in the Bronx. Enjoy the moment, Yankees fans. We’re onto Houston.