It will be the Yankees vs. the Indians and the Angels vs. the Red Sox in the American League playoffs.
All that is to be determined is whether Boston (95-65) or Cleveland (95-65) gets the best record and the right to chose which series they want. Boston has the tiebreaker based on a better head-to-head record.
So Game 1 for the Yankees will be Wednesday or Thursday at Jacobs Field. Time TBA.
In terms of the Yankees tonight, not much to report. “I went in there to get some work and it wasn’t good at all,” Mariano Rivera said. “I missed a lot of pitches.”
None of the Yankees seemed remotely distressed that they didn’t win the division.
“Honestly we haven’t thought much about it any more,” Mike Mussina said. “We climbed back from obscurity. We were written off; we were firing everybody; we were releasing everybody; we were finished according to everybody and we’re in the playoffs. The wild card team makes it to the World Series a lot it seems like. Everybody’s even, everybody’s 0-0 when we start up again next week.”
Leave it to the Moose to put it so well.