Hey, it’s not sudden death.
It seems like that in non-Yankees-Twins games, that’s true. In the other three postseason games so far, the team that scored first never was caught. That doesn’t hold when the Yankees play the Twins.
In each of their past seven postseason losses to the Yankees, the Twins have held a lead. Or should I say, they have taken the lead. They know how to take a lead, they just don’t know how to hold the lead and, when you think about it, isn’t that the most important part of a lead?
So the Twins going up 1-0 in the second inning is not cause for panic. To the contrary. Andy Pettitte got out of a situation that could have turned into something much worse for the Yankees, as did CC Sabathia last night.
Good job by TBS, reporting that Pettitte is having trouble feeling comfortable and finding his release point. Is this a minor tweak?