This Sunday the Yankees will begin the post season against the winner of the Texas and Baltimore wildcard game. This is the best time of year. The air is crisp, the games take on a higher meaning, and we see teams rise or fold against new challenges. The biggest challenge for the Yankees will be consistency at the plate and in the rotation. Sabathia hasn't exactly been the best post-season pitcher, and with Hughes pitching out of the 4th spot in the rotation, we really need to win the games Sabathia starts. We've spent all season winning games with the long ball, and I don't expect that to change, but the Yankees may need to really buckle down in their at bats with runners in scoring position. Those aren't times to swing for the fences, and strikeout. Our ability to get timely hits will be key, and if we can get some quality starts, we should be in good shape.
For this year, the RJG will continue to donate $2 for every homerun hit to the Children's Health Fund, with the added bonus that for every homerun Jeter hits, we will donate $5! Jeter is known for his post season dramatics, and we're hoping some added pop will be apart of that this year.
We'll see this coming Sunday!