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Yankee Stadium looks amazing in this opening day picture.
Yankee Stadium looks amazing in this opening day picture.

Folks, we are almost there. Three and a half hours away from the Yankees first playoff game. In a year that has had tons of ups and downs, the Yankees look to take their first playoff game, and get their first "up" of the postseason. The season started against the Tigers with a win, hopefully the postseason will start against the Tigers in the same fashion.

Current Series

3 game series vs Tigers @ Yankee Stadium

Detroit Tigers
@ New York Yankees

Friday, Sep 30, 2011, 8:37 PM EDT
Yankee Stadium

Justin Verlander vs CC Sabathia

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to left field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

Complete Coverage >

Sat 10/01 8:37 PM EDT
Mon 10/03 8:37 PM EDT

Feel free to use this as your open thread for Rangers vs. Rays, as well. I will be here all night for the game thread, overflows, and recap. If for some reason I'm not here, and you want an overflow, shoot me an email. First comment to see if I'm there, though.

Also, if you haven't yet, you have three more hours to make your postseason predictions!

Yankees hitters stats vs. Verlander

Tigers hitters vs. Sabathia

Yanks ALDS Gm 1 lineup: Jeter SS, Granderson CF, Cano 2B, Rodriguez 3B, Teixeira 1B, Swisher RF, Posada DH, Martin C, Gardner LF, Sabathia P