Chemistry, bonding or whatever else you want to call it, the Yankees just like being around each other and that’s one thing that’s helped them as they get set to begin the chase for 27. Kudos to talented artist Chris Brown for the killer illustration that went along with the story.
In the biggest news to come out of yesterday’s workout, Joe Girardi announced that Jose Molina – and not Jorge Posada – will catch A.J. Burnett in Game 2 against the Twins. Josh Thomson has that story.
Mark Teixeira isn’t feeling any pressure as he enters his first postseason with the Yankees, Chad Jennings writes. And CC Sabathia says the comfort he feels in the Yankees hitters may help him get over his previous struggles in the postseason.
Derek Jeter is glad to be back in the postseason after a one-year drought. Josh and Chad also have news in their notebook on Brian Bruney joining the Yankees taxi squad in Tampa and Girardi’s thoughts – including a reference to carrying two lefthanders – on playing the Twins instead of the Tigers.
Here’s a quick position-by-position breakdown of Twins vs. Yankees – needless to say, the Yankees have the edge in nearly every category and my prediction was a Yankees sweep.
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