The Yankees have their first 2-0 lead in the American League Division Series since 1999. It would be silly to call tonight's game against the Twins a must-win, but it would also be fantastic to see them shut the door on Minnesota, LA Dodgers-style. It'd be great to see the Yankees secure an early lead -- something they have yet to do in this series -- and take the crowd out of it immediately. Championship teams need to stomp on their opponents' necks when the enemy has its back against a wall, and I fully expect the Yankees to take the series down this evening.
While four off days before Game 1 of the ALCS will be torture for us fans this week, it'll also help ensure the team is plenty rested to clobber whichever annoying team comes out of the other ALDS.