I was in the bleachers for an epic Game 2 of the ALCS, and although I am still drying off and thawing out, it was all 100% worth it. 13 innings. Over 5 hours of baseball. ANOTHER clutch hit provided by A-Rod. And, of course, another walk-off.
The Yankees are up 2-0 in the best of seven series and will now play three games on the road in Anaheim.
The 40th American League Pennant is in sight; two more wins and they're in.
The New York Yankees took a 2-0 series lead thanks to two dramatic long balls, one a two-run blast from Alex Rodriguez to tie the game in the bottom of the 9th and the other a wall-scraping solo shot to left off the bat of Mark Teixeira for the walk-off win. The new Yankee Stadium has become the "Home of the Walk-Off," Teixeira's home run marking the 16th victory to be earned in that fashion. And the Minnesota Twins have been victimized more than any team.
Both teams are en route to Minnesota, where the Twins face a do-or-die Game 3 and send Carl Pavano (of all people) to the mound to oppose Yankee veteran and playoff-pro Andy Pettitte on Sunday night.