For the second time in the last three seasons, the Yankees are heading to the ALCS! The Bombers advanced out of the Division Series with a clean sweep of the Twins. They sealed the deal early on Tuesday morning, besting the Bomba Squad by a score of 5-1.
This victory continues a long-standing tradition of the New York dominating the Minnesota in the postseason. Just last week we wrote about how their shared history has no bearing on the 2019 ALDS. While that still holds true, it’s uncanny how quickly the Bombers dispatched of their rivals.
It remains unclear, however, who the Yankees will face in the ALCS. The Astros and Rays will go to Game Four later this afternoon, with Justin Verlander on the mound for Houston. As far as New York’s concerned, the longer that series goes, the better. Burn as many opposing pitchers as possible.
For those interested, MLB released a tentative postseason schedule. Here’s what we know about the ALCS so far:
2019 ALCS Tentative Schedule
|One||October 12||TBD||TBD||Fox or FS1|
|Two||October 13||TBD||TBD||Fox or FS1|
|Three||October 15||TBD||TBD||Fox or FS1|
|Four||October 16||TBD||TBD||Fox or FS1|
|Five*||October 17||TBD||TBD||Fox or FS1|
|Six*||October 19||TBD||TBD||Fox or FS1|
|Seven*||October 20||TBD||TBD||Fox or FS1|
Anyway, congratulations Yankees fans! The first round of the postseason went flawlessly. Enjoy the celebration—you earned it. In the meantime, I’m going to get all the mileage I can out of this Chris Jericho clip.
And if you’re keeping score at home, that’s three down and eight to go.