NYY 8, Minnesota 4

October 4, 2017 – 12:07 pm

What an amazing win! The big question going into this game was whether it was a good idea to start 23-yr old Severino rather than go with the far more experienced Sabathia, and sure enough we got that answer just four batters into the game. Down already 3-0 before even two outs were recorded and with Ervin Santana on the mound for the Twins, it looked like this one was over in the first inning.

But then the Yankees showed us just what has made them such a good team this year — an offense that refuses to roll over and one of the best overall bullpens in baseball. The top of the lineup — Gardner, Judge, Sanchez, and Gregorious — pounded Santana and the Twins #2 starter, Berrios, for seven runs in just four innings, making it a 7-3 game. And the bullpen totally shut down the Twins, giving up just one more run over the last 8.2 innings. David Robertson had what has to be the best outing of his career, going 3.1 critical innings and shutting out the Twins, pretty much insuring the win.

Absolutely amazing. And now, what a divisional series this could be against the Indians, the odds-on favorites to win the league championship. This Yankee team continues to defy all expectations, so you have to believe that at this point the sky is the limit! Bring it on!

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E SO BB
Twins 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 9 1 13 4
Yankees 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 X   8 9 0 5 5
WP: D. Robertson (1-0)   LP: J. Berrios (0-1)   
HR: NYY – B. Gardner, A. Judge, D. Gregorius, MIN – B. Dozier, E. Rosario

LOB: NYY 6, MIN 8   RISP: NYY 2-for-9, MIN 0-for-6

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