Posted by: Jeremy | September 29, 2010

Yankees get by Jays, clinch playoff spot


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The New York Yankees are headed to the playoffs and I, for one, couldn’t be any more excited. After all, how often does a small market team with such home-grown stars as Alex Rodriguez, Allan James Burnett, Curtis Granderson and Chad Gaudin get in, especially in a division as tough as the East? It’s Yankee Magic, baseball fans. Can you feel it?

Yeah, I can’t stand that franchise. Oh well, they’ll be swept in the ALDS by Texas, and if not, in the ALCS by Tampa Bay, and if not that, then in the World Series by Philly. And we’ll all laugh, because when frustrations mount from the Jays not getting to the post-season in 17 years, there’s a certain satisfaction in watching other teams fail. This one in particular, too.

New York got in by winning 6-1 at Rogers Centre last night behind eight-plus innings from CC Sabathia, who pitched a tad better than A.J. Burnett the previous night to grab his AL-best 21st win. His counterpart, Kyle Drabek, gave up three runs over six innings to lose his third straight start to begin his career. The Yankees had nine hits but won with small ball, scoring three times with sac flies and once each on a ground out, fielder’s choice and a bases-loaded walk. Toronto’s only run came via a Travis Snider homer in the third — his 12th of the year and the team’s record-tying 244th since Opening Day.

The loss sets up tonight’s home finale, which, admittedly, comes at a good time for someone that’s witnessed all 81 and 400 or so since 2006. Maybe I’ll be set to do it again in six months, but I’ll welcome the break right about now. Brett Cecil (14-7, 4.20) looks to finish it on a good note, with Javier Vazquez’s (10-9, 5.07) playoff-bound dead arm going for New York.

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    Time for a change… but the NYY can keep mikey kay!!!!!!!

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