I really feel uneasy about the matchup. Was hoping we'd get the Rangers.
But that's how it should be - the playoffs shouldn't be easy. I have to say I do feel a better feeling about this team than last year's coming in or even how I felt about this current team as late as June/July. They really showed a lot in the 2nd half. The regulars showed a lot more late in the season and overall they seem pretty driven to get 28.
Everyone is talking about Verlander-Sabathia, which will undoubtedly be epic. But just as interesting to me is the matchup of the #2's. Fister has been outstanding for them - if he's for real, we could be in trouble. Nova too has been great - I'm anxious to see how he performs on the big stage. The kid has guts - should be fun to watch.
I think the Tigers are the best team in the AL. This is a bad matchup for the Yankees. I don't think the Yanks can hit their pitching and the Yanks pitching won't do enough to keep them down. This is last year's ALCS all over again.
Earnie is just trolling, but I agree with him. Tigers in 4.
BUT (), tonight's game is huge. If the Yanks can some how beat Verlander then all bets are off.
I just have a bad feeling about this. Their best is better than our best and that's scary.
As long as the Yanks' pitchers don't allow Cabrera or Martinez (to a much lesser extent) to beat them, they should be able to win this series. Of course, the bats need to show up a little too, and I'd much rather see Montero, who most likely won't even see any action (can you really see Girardi pinch hitting him for Posada?), and JoPo
Don't have a much a feel on this one, the Yankees have overcome mediocre pitching all season with their bats, and Garcia and Nove (to a lesser extent) scare me. Nova battles but he is still untested in the postseason.
Swisher and Tex have been miserable in the postseason and I do not expect that to change. Couple that with Grandy struggling the end of the year and who knows what to expect from AROD. Realistically you cannot expect much from him. I think the Tigers will win this series (just a hunch) but this Yankee team has been a pleasant surprise all year so I am hoping for more of the same.