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Choosing an ALDS MVP

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 10, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

There is no Most Valuable Player award in the Division Series, which might have been a good thing in the Yankees-Twins series. Ten different Yankees had an at-bat in this series, and every one of them had an RBI. The only one who didn’t score a run — oddly enough — was leadoff man Derek Jeter, who had four hits and stole a bag.

“That just goes to show you how deep this lineup is,” Nick Swisher said.

Who was your MVP of the Division Series?

ALDS Twins Yankees BaseballCurtis Granderson
.455, 3 RBI, 1 2B, 1 3B
Had a hit in all three games, two of them started by a lefty. Also stole a base, scored twice and hit a go-ahead triple in Game 1.

Phil Hughes
7 innings, 0.00 ERA, won the clincher
Pitched in one game, but it was the biggest of the series and he was easily the most dominant of the Yankees three starters. Led the Yankees with six strikeouts.

Mariano Rivera
3.1 innings, 0.00 ERA, 2 saves
Rivera and Kerry Wood were the only pitchers to appear in all three games. Rivera got the final out of each one, and picked up the save in both games in Minneapolis.

Dave Robertson
.2 innings, 0.00 ERA, 4 inherited runners stranded
Easily the biggest reach of this group, but you could make the case that Robertson got the biggest out in two of the three games. He struck out Jim Thome to strand two runners in the first game — the tying run was on base – and he got Delmon Young to fly out with the bases loaded last night.

Nick Swisher
.333, 2 2B, 1 HR
Only had one RBI, but led the Yankees with three extra-base hits and matched Robinson Cano with three runs scored.

Mark Teixeira
.308, 3 RBI, 1 HR
A lot like Granderson. Both had a hit in all three games and tied for the team lead with three RBI. Teixeira’s home run put the Yankees in front for good in the opener.




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