Sam and I are sitting at Gate F-10, waiting for the first of two flights that will eventually get us back to New York. As you can imagine, we’re both really happy to be here. Up next, the Yankees workout at Yankee Stadium. While the Yankees are on the field, Sam and I are going to hold a quick live chat at 3:15 this afternoon.
The Yankees will workout for about an hour. They’ll go home, sleep in their own beds and take their first crack at winning this series on Saturday night.
“We need that third one still,” Jorge Posada said. “Hopefully we’ll get a little bit of time off, regroup again and do it again on Saturday.”
As for the Twins, they seem to reliving last October. They’ve had two leads — both in front of big, rowdy crowds at their new ballpark — and they have nothing to show for it.
“We’ve got a big hill to climb,” manager Ron Gardenhire said. “It’s not going to be easy, but it can be done. We’ve seen it done before and this club is never going to quit, and we will give them everything we have when we go to New York. And I am proud of the team for that. But it is very disappointing in front of our fans here to lose two ballgames.”
See you in the Bronx.
Associated Press photo of Derek Jeter