Direct quote from Orlando Cabrera after last night’s game.
Really, Orlando? Have you forgotten Games 4 and 5 of the 2004 ALCS already?
Quibbling aside, that was an all-timer last night. Seemed like the wind was taken out of the Metrodome baggie when the Tigers put up that 3 spot, but they sure fought back. What didn’t that game have? Clutch home runs, great defense, all the drama you could ask for…
So are the Twins merely a sacrificial lamb for the mighty Yankees? Probably…but maybe they have a little ‘2007 Rockies’ in them. They enter the playoffs hotter than a pistol; maybe the momentum from last night combined with Sabbathia’s usual playoff performance and the Twins could possibly take 1 of 2 in the Bronx. I think they have a shot if they can go back to Minnesota with a split.
I’ve had a soft spot for the Twins for a long time…as many of you know, the former Red Sox AA team in New Britian, CT became the Twins AA team in 1995. I’ve seen a lot of these Twins play in the minors over the years, so I’m definitely pulling for them regardless of the fact that they are playing the Yanks.