The Yankees are one win away from their first World Series since 2003 after beating the Angels last night in Game 4. Chad Jennings has all the details, including plenty about Alex Rodriguez’s incredible postseason.
Joe Girardi’s gamble on CC Sabathia paid off perfectly, as Sabathia delivered yet another gem. As good as Rodriguez has been, Sabathia’s impact on this series can’t be overstated and for more on him, check out my column.
Mariano Rivera and the Yankees (as well as MLB) laughed off a baseless claim that the Yankees closer might have spit on the ball in Game 3. Chad has that story.
Girardi defended the struggling hitters at the bottom of the Yankee lineup, and got a partial reward when Melky Cabrera came through with a big hit in Game 4. The notebook also has items on some more umpiring mistakes, an appearance for Chad Gaudin and Girardi’s second-day thoughts on his controversial bullpen decisions from Game 3.