The Yankees find themselves in the ALCS for the second year in a row. The Texas Rangers have reached new heights in the history of their franchise.
In the opener, the Rangers are throwing CJ Wilson. While a serviceable pitcher, slight fortune in his 2010 BABIP and HR/FB% (.271 and 5.1% respectively) have hidden his propensity for walking opposing hitters. Wilson in fact led the American League in BB for 2010 with 93, finishing second overall in MLB to Jonathan Sanchez.
For the Yankees goes CC Sabathia, an elite Major League starting pitcher.
The matchup decisively favors the Yankees, but it is a single game. Who knows.
What I do know is that the Yankees are 8 wins away from winning another championship, and they better take another step forward tonight.
Get to four wins.
Edited by Meff Nelton, 15 October 2010 - 12:33 AM.