Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Yankees Make Playoffs, First Time Since 2007

Regardless of what the conclusion of the Yankees--Angels game may bring (and this may be a good thing), the Yankees are guaranteed a postseason spot on the basis of the Texas Rangers losing tonight.

The 2009 Yankees, however, won't be celebrating merely making the playoffs--the goal is the division and then the World Series.

Home field advantage will be crucial if the Yankees and Angels meet in the postseason--at one point in time the Yankees were leading this game 5-0 and now, in the bottom of the eighth inning, the game is tied.

Just another game in Anaheim.

At least this time there will be baseball in New York in October.

[edit]: The Yankees came back to win the game. Brett Gardner scored on an Alex Rodriguez sacrifice fly, Mariano Rivera got the save (with the help of a strike-them-out-throw-them-out double play), and the Yankees got the win.