October Baseball has arrived. And the Yankees are the first to advance to the Championship Series round, by sweeping the Minnesota twins in absolutely dominating fashion.
They were relentless up and down the lineup (with particularly great performances by Judge, Gleyber, Didi, DJLM, and Brett Gardner), played *incredible* defense (led again by Judge, Gleyber, Didi), and got gutty strong starting pitcher performances (especially Tanaka and Severino) and lock down performances by the bullpen.
Manager Aaron Boone was aggressive and flawless in pulling the strings.
Baseball is a rich tapestry of thousands of little moments. Playoff baseball is an ode to the poetic power of stress and tension in competition. The moment when they knew they had won is a great moment to slow down and watch.
Here is Jomboy, who captured the moment from all angles:
Yankees final out reactions. pic.twitter.com/y5u059sohk
— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) October 8, 2019
Photo Credit: YouTube/Jomboy Media