September 11, 2005
"This Is Our Post-season"
A quote from Joe Torre after the game today:
"This is our postseason. For us to get there and get to that second season, these games are enormously important."
Big words on the eve of a Devil-Rays series.
This is nothing new today, actually, Torre said it yesterday as well:
"This is our playoffs," manager Joe Torre said after the Red Sox and Curt Schilling stuffed the Bombers, 9-2, setting the Yankees four games back in the AL East race, with their deficit in the wild-card race at 1 1/2 games after the Indians beat the Twins last night. "We need to fight our way to the postseason."
Twenty games to go. So, to me, the Yankees magic number is five. Once they lose 5 more games, it's probably the end for them.
Posted by Steve Lombardi at September 11, 2005 08:52 PM
14-6 will do it for the wildcard. Cleveland will cool off. FWIW, the Red Sox are going to cool a little as well. They will NOT have the division clinched going into the final series of the season.
We played very well for a stretch and then cooled a little. We just need to find our rhythm here for the final 20. This is still very doable, guys.
Posted by: Joel at September 11, 2005 11:46 PM
My brother predicts that the division will end in a tie, a la 1978. I'm not so sure, but man, that would be a helluva tie breaker game.
Posted by: Jen at September 12, 2005 12:09 AM
Hey, are we related?
Posted by: Steve Lombardi at September 12, 2005 08:26 AM
Yanks won the coin toss.
Posted by: Jen at September 12, 2005 05:41 PM
Just saw that too. Cool.
Posted by: Steve Lombardi at September 12, 2005 10:30 PM