Yankees Wild Card game preview

Yankees Wild Card game preview

The New York Yankees take batting practice during a workout at Yankees Stadium, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in New York.

They didn't just want to see the kind of three-run home run Didi Gregorius hit to tie the game in the bottom of the first, and the kind of rousing solo shot that Brett Gardner hit off Ervin Santana after Santana had buzzed him, and good, on the previous pitch.

Byron Buxton exemplifies that, emerging as an AL Gold Glove contender in center-field and one of the game's premier base runners.

The Indians went 5-2 against the Yankees this season including a three-game sweep at Yankee Stadium from August 28 through August 30. "However, it isn't an impossibility that the blueprint for a Twins win exists, and in fact was found in that same dominant series for the Yankees".

"They have a good team over there", Indians catcher Roberto Perez said October 4 in the Tribe clubhouse.

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After Santana retired Gary Sanchez , Gregorius lifted a full-count fastball well into the right field seats to tie the game 3-3. All told, Gardner went 2 for 4 with a walk and a home run in the Wild Card Game, and scored three of his team's eight runs.

It should be noted that the Yankees offense also pulled through with them, but the Wild Card win over the Twins is being heralded as one of Girardi's best moments as manager. The best-of-five series starts at 6:30 p.m. CDT Thursday in Cleveland. From potential Rookie of the Year and MVP Aaron Judge to Chase Headley, the Yankees have threats 1-9.

When making a prediction in a one game playoff, the first place to look is the pitching matchup.

All of that came into play in dispatching Minnesota because the Yankees found themselves in as bad a spot as they have all season. Reliever David Robertson pitched three scoreless innings to earn the win and reliever Tommy Kahnle pitched 2.1 scoreless innings for the hold. "I was just hoping I didn't run out of room", said Gardner. In 82/3 innings, the Yankees' bullpen allowed five hits and one run.

To Nancy and all of the other departed Twins fans who passed away in the past year, I have one more tiny favor to ask of you. The Yankees led the AL with 241 homers, while the Indians were eighth at 212. The game will be broadcast on ESPN and the ESPN app, and we'll tell you everything you need to know to watch it online. "I think the buildup before the game is nerve-racking, but once we step out on the field, it's the same game we've been playing since we were little kids". All four pitchers excelled at the task forced upon them, but they were not the only ones who were brilliant. Since 2012, he has never played fewer than 147 games.

"The Yankees have owned the Twins this season-including most notably in the Bronx, where they got a series sweep just over two weeks ago".