Theres a reason that Yankees pitcher in the 8th pitched around Kipsis The Yankee announcers were expecting the Indians to pull some kind of tricks up their sleeves play at that point. Like a safety squeeze. Woulda been the way to go with Plawecki up.
Well I said above I'd be okay with a split this series. So there's that. I just wouldn't have thought with the split we would have outscored them 34-18 this series! I watched the game in the NY area and the Yankee announcers and players had respect for the Indians as a "solid playoff team". It's just can they take the next step in trying to be elite?
Mets are next. An interesting matchup for sure. The Mets have been very hot overall the second half of the season.
I really like the Twins new manager, but I don't see them pissing this away now that Jose' is out for the rest of the year.
Our offense is better now, but it's still only back to solid and not overly great. It's our bull pen that's a huge question mark now especially since Hand has been been anything but handy. He's personally accounted for the lead the Twins have right now and if he was as good as he was in the beginning of the year we would be in 1st place. He still ain't right either. It's tough to win games without a reliable closer.