I thought I was going to die at least ten times during that series, but here I am still alive. The Yankees did the unthinkable by coming back from being down 2-0 in the ALDS against the Cleveland Indians. They will now take on the Houston Astros starting Friday night in Houston for a chance to play in the World Series.
We knew going into this series, that the Yankees would need to play great in order to win the series, and they did just that. The Yankees had two really bad games to start the series and it looked like the season was going to be over for them on Sunday night in the Bronx. The Yankees won that game thanks to a big home run by Greg Bird and the rally was on. The Yankees coasted through game four on Monday to force a decisive game five in Cleveland on Wednesday night.
The Indians had prepared for this scenario all along and had lined up their best pitcher to pitch the decisive game, but Didi Gregorious had other ideas. Didi hit a solo home run in the first inning to silence the crowd and rally the Yankee fan base, he added a two run home run later in the game to knock out Kluber in the game and the game was all but over. The Indians were threatening to tie the game in the fifth inning, but David Robertson came in and closed the door. Robertson was great in relief and the night was capped off by Aroldis Chapman getting a six out save in the 5-2 Yankees victory to win the series.
I will have more on this series and a preview on the ALCS in the coming days, but right now I am too excited to put together words that would show the excitement the Yankees fans must be feeling right now.
At the beginning of the season, the goal was to contend for a playoff spot, right now they are playing meaningful games in the middle of October, just let that sink in for a moment.
I have started something new, I will be on Periscope myself in the ninth inning of every close game from here on out, so you should watch along on Twitter