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Tuesday night's victor moves on, while the loser is done and hangs up the cleats until 2018 Spring Training.
Yankees: One year into a youth movement, the Baby Bombers blossomed fast under 10th-year manager Joe Girardi and returned NY to the postseason perhaps ahead of schedule. However, much like the Yankees, the Twins thrive off the energy of critics counting them out.
The Twins have some key hitters as well.
Ervin Santana pitches for the Twins. He needs to pitch like it Tuesday night with the season on the line. He went 1 for 8 with three strikeouts in two starts and a pinch-hit appearance in the final regular-season series against the Tigers.
"We played some games this year that were, it seemed to me, like a playoff atmosphere", Gardner said. He will have young RHP Jose Berrios to turn to along with 9 other pitchers for that reason.
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Dozier said his team isn't fazed by the club's past playoff failures against New York: "You're telling me that something that happened in 2004 is supposed to affect what this team does?"
Severino emerged as the ace by going 14-6, striking out 230 and posting a 2.98 ERA. He throws hard and has nasty off-speed pitches.
And Eduardo Escobar can play second, short and third. The Twins' best chance to win is by keeping relievers Dellin Betances and Arolis Chapman in the bullpen. Get an early lead, and hope Santana can be at his best. Sano may return for the ALDS, if the Twins advance, but he's out for the Wild Card game for sure. Sano has remained sidelined since back on August 20 after he fouled a ball off of his left shin, which ultimately caused a stress reaction. He's a nice player to have on the bench as a pinch-hitter to face a lefty or in a big spot. And with his power in Yankee Stadium, anything is possible.
Which for the Yankees will continue on Thursday in Cleveland or end late Tuesday evening in The Bronx. "They would have been shocked if they would have lost to the Twins back then", ESPN's Buster Olney said Monday. "A lot of those numbers that are hanging out there in left field, this is where they made a name for themselves, the postseason".
The Twins finished the season with an 85-77 record, and are the first team in baseball history to reach the postseason one season after losing 100 games. That is also the last time they were in the playoffs, and now they gear up for a familiar nemesis.
The Yankees finished comfortably ahead of the Twins for home-field advantage. Shortstop Didi Gregorious and outfielder Brett Gardner also established career highs in homers with 25 and 21, respectively. When Joe plays well, the team plays well. Go out, have fun and embrace the opportunity.