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Yankee fans confident team can advance in postseason

Yankee fans confident team can advance in postseason

Jeff McLamb, Lumberton - BOSTON RED SOX. I would obviously love to see this team catch some magic here in October and make a run at another World Series. They are a team without any real weaknesses-their only issue will be keeping healthy, as Miller and a host of other Indians toiled with injuries late in 2017.

The 37-year-old Sabathia went 14-5 with a 3.69 ERA this season.

After a dramatic win over the Minnesota Twins, the New York Yankees will take on the Cleveland Indians in the American League Division Series. To that I say, don't assume that chalk will win out. Should the Diamondbacks beat the Rockies, it would add a 93-win team to the fold, bringing the grand total for all divisional teams to 773.

Los Angeles has been the best team in baseball for most of the year, though they began to struggle when it became clear that they would finish with the best record. Gray's career record against Cleveland is 3-3 with a 3.38 ERA. Think about this. The Indians followed up its pennant-winning 2016 campaign with a 102-win season this year. They need to hit a lot of home runs and they need the bullpen to dominate. Greg Bird and Aaron Hicks each chipped in an RBI, while Gary Sanchez went 2 for 4 with a double in the win.

Gray, who was acquired in a deadline trade in July from Oakland to help the Yankees' playoff push, will face Cleveland's Trevor Bauer in the opener.

The Yankees announced Wednesday that Gray will be on the bump for the first game while CC Sabathia will start Game 2. Although the Cleveland Indians have a star-studded lineup featuring Francisco Lindor, Jason Kipnis and Jose Ramirez, the Yankees feel confident heading into Cleveland. I believe that they are one year ahead of schedule and will be in contention next season for a World Series. "I'm going with the Red Sox and Nats, with the Red Sox taking it in six games".

The Yankees Game 1 starter was expected to be either Sonny Gray or Masahiro Tanaka after Severino's Wild Card clunker. Washington finished the regular season with a record of 97-65, and improved play from the bullpen in the second half and the return of Bryce Harper make the Nationals a legitimate threat to win the World Series at +700.

One that got away: J.D. Martinez was released by Houston shortly before the 2014 season. The Sox are notorious for working the starting pitchers and forcing the pitch counts to rise quickly and get into the bullpen.

The Yankees were only second-best in the American League when their players were at the plate, trailing only the Houston Astros. Robertson pitched three and a third innings allowing three hits and striking out five.

Game 1 (Cleveland): Thursday, Oct. 5., 7:30 p.m.

Buckle up. It's going to be a real fun October.