The New York Yankees will meet the Cleveland Indians in the American League Divisional Series, which begins tomorrow night. Last night, they defeated the Minnesota Twins by an 8 – 4 score at Yankees Stadium.
NEW YORK -- Going into Tuesday night's AL Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium (NYY 8, MIN 4), the New York Yankees had one clear advantage over the Minnesota Twins: their bullpen. New York's bullpen is deep with power arms. Power arms who can go multiple innings.
And thanks to a historically bad performance by starter Luis Severino, the Yankees needed just about all of those power arms.
Severino checked out of the elimination game after allowing three runs, including two homers, in only one-third of an inning. It was a disaster scenario for the Yankees. It would be a disaster scenario for any team, having to pull their starter one out into a winner-take-all game and going to the bullpen so early.