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User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 11
Posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1221 times:

Greetings everyone. The regular season is finally over and now we know who is in and who is not. This Tuesday, the American League Divisonal Series will begin. In order to pass this round, a team only needs to win three games before going to the American League Championship Series. Here are the Series and rankings:

3. Minnesota Twins vs.
1. New York Yankees
(starts Tuesday- 8 PM ET)


4. Boston Red Sox vs.
2. Anaheim Angels
(starts Tuesday- 4 PM ET)

These series should be very entertaining to watch and see who wins. I think that Boston vs. Anaheim is probily going to be more entertaining than Minnesota and New York because the Yankees are 17-2 in their last 19 games (regualr and postseason) against the Twins. Now the Boston-Anaheim series this regualr season was won by Boston 5-4. Again, this is going to be another great postseason in my mind.

Signed,
Matthew


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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1212 times:

Boston games will be tough.

Yankees should walk.

Let's play the games and see what happens.



"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineBOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

just went to the Jays and Yank game last night, good game concidering I haven't seen the Jays win in forever.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1196 times:

I wouldn't be shocked if both series went the full 5. The teams in the AL playoffs are pretty well balanced overall, and this should create a very interesting and exciting postseason. All I know is I will be watching as many games as possible (the AL games fit pretty nicely in my schedule, as either I will be off then or I can watch the games at work).

Jeff


User currently offlineDontlikeairbus From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1191 times:

Hardcore Angels Fan over here,
I was soooooooo hoping for a Angels Yanks series


My nightmare;
Loss against Schilling
Loss against Pedro--depending on which one shows up
Loss against anybody depending on which Angels pitching shows up

And there goes the series



User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

As much as I'd like to see the Yanks lose in the first round, I'd much rather see the Sox lose to the Yanks in a heartbreaking 7 game series.

User currently offlineMonorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 625 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

The Twins should pose at least a mild threat to the Yankees I don't doubt that the Yankees will move on, but who can Torre use to counter Johan Santana starting Game 1. Granted, the Yankees' rotation is incredibly deep, and will be no match for the rest of the Twins rotation. Frankly, no one has really stepped forward as an ace for the Yankees. El Duque comes close, Brown is hurt too often. That makes El Duque the only logical answer to the probable AL Cy Young winner this year. But the winner of Game 1 certainly has an edge.


Playoffs? Don't talk about playoffs!
User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1170 times:

Here's hoping the Halo's can exorcise the memories of the '86 series with the Red Sox (up 3 games to 2, and a strike away from the AL flag, when Dave Henderson took Donnie Moore deep at Anaheim Stadium). We had a TV set up at my work in downtown LA then to watch that game. Tough finish to that game and series, then the emotional problems Donnie Moore had after that, finally winding up taking his own life.

Rough time in Angels history. Hopefully, they'll put it all together in this series with the Sox.

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1428 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1145 times:

I am a fan of the Cubs who lives in Colorado ( yeah I know both teams didnt make it, but those Rockies are looking good for next year).

I really wanna see Johan Santana win tomorrow, and hopefully he will win the Cy Young award, he will be the first Venezuelan to ever win this.



ROLL TIDE!!!
User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1141 times:

Hopefully the Sox will beat Anaheim and move on. I'd like to see them in the World Series, and if possible win it all. I kind of find myself pulling for them more and more.

Yankees are going to have a harder time than you people think, the Twins are no cakewalk. The Yankees' pitching will come back to haunt them.


User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

Well, unfortunately my Yankees couldn't get the win tonight, but it's no worry since the Yankees always drop the first game in a playoff series anyway. Now I do critize Luis Sojo sending Posada in the second inning home on that flyball, but what can you do. To those who critize the Yankees staff, you have give Mike Mussina credit tonight, he pitched a great game. The offense just forgot their bats tonight. Well, tomorrow is another day and hopefully the Yankees will bounce back.

Signed,
Matthew




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User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21571 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1118 times:

Now I do critize Luis Sojo sending Posada in the second inning home on that flyball, but what can you do.

I'd have to agree on this. It would have taken a great throw to get him, but the thing is that Torii Hunter consistently makes great throws.

I don't really know what to make of this game. On the one hand, Johan Santan looked unnerved, and was not at the top of his game, which is a good sign. But on the other hand, the Yankees beat themselves with all the senseless double plays (Posada being thrown out and A-Rod being thrown out excluded). I know that you can't totally control the direction the ball is hit, but none of the defensive plays (apart from Hunter's catch) were the least bit spectacular. That can't happen again.

On the other, Mussina was absolutely great, and in my opinion deserved to win more than Santana did. But such is baseball.

I'm not concerned yet (the last time the Yanks won game 1, they lost the series, so this is probably a good sign). But the offense had better get hits when it counts tomorrow. If half those double plays had been ground ball base hits, the outcome would have been different.



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21571 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1109 times:

I haven't been so happy since Game 7 in the ALCS last year. What a win for the Yankees. After Hunter homers in the top of the 12th, the Yanks come back to tie against a worn-out Joe Nathan, and then Hideki Matsui hits a sac fly to score Derek Jeter. Yankees win, THEEEEEEE YANKEES WIN by a score of 6-5. The victory was made even sweeter by the idiot Twins fans across the hall (idiots because they take sore winning and losing to a new extreme) locking themselves in their rooms.

So, on to other things: this game, despite the win, was a prime example of why the Yankees are going to have serious problems this post-season. It has been all or nothing with them, and even with as much all as they have had, there is still too much nothing. Rivera blowing the save is troubling, but if we go by the past records, he got one out of the way, and we're good for the rest of the playoffs, however far that is. Lieber was very, very good, Sturtze was great despite the mistake to Hunter, and Derek Jeter proves again why he is simply the best in post-season, setting the tone with a leadoff homer, and scoring the winning run.

Looking forward to Game 3, I'm pretty confident, but I hope that the Yankees have some timely singles in them. Waiting for home runs isn't going to work often enough for them to get anywhere.



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

Jeez, if only the Rochester Red Wings played so tough while they were still here! Credit to the TC-ers for a helluva farm system. If they wind up winning the series, THAT'S what'll have bitten the Yanks in the ass.

But AWESOME way to step up for my Yanks. Tanyon Sturtze looked absolutely bewildered out there, but he pitched his heart out, and this is the FIRST time I'm glad that A-rod's on the team.



"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

Sox went up 2-0 on Anaheim last night, great win. Variteck came through with a 2 run homer in the 6th to tie the game at 3, and then it was all Red Sox after that. Now, leading 2-0 heading back to Fenway, the Sox might have it wrapped up. But you never know with Boston.  Big grin

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1087 times:

USairwys757 - Why are you talking about the Red Sox like you're a fan. What about the Braves?  Big grin

User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1064 times:

Well, THHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEE YANKEES WN again. This time beating the Twinkies 8-3 in the Metrodome. The Yankees took over the game ealry with those five consectutive singles in I believe the second inning and never looked back, even though Heridia did get the team into a jam in the bottom of the ninth and had to get Mariano in the game. Hopefully tomorrow the Yankees will take the series and get ready to face the Sox next week.

Signed,
Matthew




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User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1060 times:

Sox swept the Halos at friendly Fenway today. Ortiz is the man, really that's all you can say. It was a great game!

Hopefully the Yanks/Twins will beat each other up over the next few days while the Sox are resting.




R41

[Edited 2004-10-09 06:26:03]

User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21571 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

To be honest, when Vlad hit that grand slam, I thought the Red Sox were going to lose the game, and possibly the series. But I give them full credit for coming back. I hope to meet up with them in the LCS.

As for the Yanks, a good solid win, despite the extra stress at the end. The offense shows up with five straight singles, and then homers by Bernie and Matsui (Matsui's, ironically, would not have been a home run had Hunter not caught it and run into the wall, dropping it on the other side). Kevin Brown was absolutely masterful, and Quantrill was solid. Sturtze was iffy, but I'll let him go because he was great in Game 2. Heredia was good, but hitting two straight batters wasn't a very positive sign.

All in all, I'm pleased, but I'd like to get this over with tomorrow rather than have it go back to New York. Yankees win, THEEEEEE YANKEES WIN! 8-4.



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1052 times:

As a Red Sox fan, I think we used to get all bummed when something like
Vlad's grand slam comes along..but..this team never seems to be out of a game.
though we've got a long way to go, I'm a bit more optimistic now..as optomistic
as a Red Sox fan can be anyway


Jim



What a long strange trip it's been
User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

Once again, the Yankees come back and win. This time with Ruben Sierra's three run home run in the top of the eigth and then the wild pitch in the top of the 11th that allowed Alex Rodriguez to score from third. Johan Santana looked good today, but the bullpen gave it up and allowed the series to be lost. Well now we come again to the Yankees and Red Sox playing for the American League Crown. Hopefully this will be a great as last year with the same result in the end. Let the games begin.

Signed,
Matthew




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User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

Well now we come again to the Yankees and Red Sox playing for the American League Crown.

Want to get my pick in before the obligatory ALCS thread:

Soxn6



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