The cold weather didn’t bother CC Sabathia much at all as the Yankees rode eight dominating innings from their ace to a 4-1 win over the Angels in Game 1 of the ALCS. Josh Thomson has the story.
In a pleasant role reversal for the Yankees, they played like everyone thought the Angels would, and capitalized on a slew of sloppy plays from Mike Scioscia’s club. For more on that, check out my column.
Johnny Damon broke out of his postseason slump with a two-hit, two-run night, and Rick Carpiniello has the details.
A.J. Burnett will look to follow up Sabathia’s outing with one of his own in Game 2 – whenever it may be played. Josh also Jose Molina’s take on the will-he or won’t-he saga of who catches Burnett.
Rain figures to play havoc with the ALCS schedule, and Joe Girardi is concerned about how it might affect the Yankees rotation. The notebook also has items on a collision at home plate for A-Rod, roster news and more.
Last but not least, Gary Stern has a look at the fan’s experience at Game 1.