Starts tonight at 6:07 p.m.

It will be CC Sabathia taking the mound for the first-ever postseason game in the new Yankee Stadium.

On the opposite end will be a tired Minnesota Twins team, who won a 12-inning nailbiting game against the Tigers last night. The game lasted more than four hours. Congratulations to the Twins for getting to the postseason. By doing this, the Twins have helped my brother and I meet all of our pre-season selections. We were correct in all of our predictions.

Here are the pros and cons about playing the Twins:


The Yankees are 7-0 against them this year and 18-6 over the last three.

They won’t have their second best hitter, Justin Morneau.

After playing 12 innings and flying to New York, they will be tired. They also used eight pitchers last night (including Joe Nathan).


They have the best player in the league catching for them.

After going 0-7 this year, perhaps they’re due. The Yankees certainly were after starting 0-8 vs. Boston.

They’re a better team than when we last saw them in July. They’ve added Orlando Cabrera and (don’t laught) Carl Pavano since then.

They certainly have momentum (which is only worth as much as one game considering the Yankees). They’re 17-4 in their last 21 games.

The Twins are a better road team (38-43 vs. 35-47) and a better overall team than Detroit: they have a +52 run differential. Detroit was -2.

(above credited to Travis from Pinstripe Alley)

Vince at Sox and Pinstripes breaks down the pitching, bullpen, and lineup for the series.

So, it all begins.