It was the first the Yankees have hit into since 2000 and only the 25th in franchise history. But with it we come into the final game of the season with the Reds Sox and the Rays tied for that last play off spot. If after today they remain tied there will be a one game play-in between the two teams which may turn out to be the game of the year. There is talk that the Sox may try to pull off a trade for a starter for such a game but the window will be very small in which to do so, and it would only be for the one game as they would not be playoff eligible.
Either way the Yankees are in and that is the most important thing here. Colon pitched good but not great and realistically hasn’t don’t enough in the second half to warrant a spot on the playoff roster but we shall see. I still think it will be Sabathia, Nova, Burnett ,Garcia and Hughes in an emergency role. but with home field locked up it should make CC available for a game four on short rest if needed. After tonight we will have a much better picture of who the Yankees will start and who they will be facing. Oh yea that’s right maybe we wont.