The workers made what seemed reasonable, threw the plastic of a golf cart into the Yankees' house. Soon, in the privacy of their own club, the Yankees will be able to celebrate the first place finals for the first time since 2012. It only takes three outs from Kenley Jansen, passing 3,000 miles.
In fact, the Dodgers 'rooting runs counter to the Yankees' best interests. After all, the last 10 days of this season will be about winning so many games that they can finish before the Astros in the American League, ahead of the General Dodgers.
However, the pen is the pen. They needed three outs.
Jansen never received these three outs. The Beams scored two to finish in the ninth. They scored two more in the 1
There was a sense of anticipation all night, although the 38 106 people who made the pilgrimage to the Stadium had every reason to believe that they would see an old school, honest
Before them were the perfect passages, a team of angels who he had given up the ghost and simply counted the days until the first times of winter. There was a curiosity factor: Giancarlo Stanton – who had played all nine games prior to this one, had only collected 38 plate appearances, but one home game – returned to the squad just in time to warm up for the playoffs.
And in the midst of all that had a nice sentimental story, CC Sabathia did what was almost certain to be his last regular start at Yankee Stadium. Every blow he threw was greeted with thunderous approval, and if you believe in such things, it seems the Yankees had no choice but to end the night in a dog pile.
And then a funny thing happened.
Stanton went 1-for-3 with a boom double, so this part was a success. But Sabathia couldn't get out of the third inning, and when Aaron Boone came to pick him up, he said, "Next, I love you," and the crowd tried to send the same message to their cheers and teammates with the same mood with their hugs. But that wasn't going to plan.
And when the Yankees kicked the ball around like NYCFC in the sixth, the Angels took a 3-2 lead that never gave up. So fans left the stadium, headed for the highways and subway tracks, and the Yankees turned their clubhouse into one of the slimmest sports bars you'll ever see tuned into the Dodgers-Rays game in Los Angeles.  They went through the ninth inning, suffered through the 11th, finally saw the Rays finish it, 8-7, at 12:51. And perhaps for the first time in this continually joyous and prosperous year, the Yankees could feel what the other teams are feeling, what so many baseball fans feel, the highs and lows of pencil racing.
The game? Well, Aaron the judge took shelter, so that was positive. Domingo Nemsky came in to relieve Sabatti in the third, pulled out the finish by stringing a runner in third and allowing, but a hit and two walks in 2 ¹ / ₃ innings, so there it was.
And Stanton was welcomed back to the fold. There was that.
The Yankees, of course, were 7-2 in the nine games Stanton played this year because it feels like you've picked nine games this season so far and you find that they went 7-2.
And – to speak frankly here – the Yankees fans didn't respond exactly to Stenton when he was mostly healthy last year, so they didn't light him exactly this year. On the one hand, which is completely understandable, since the Yankees have won steadily and relentlessly in his absence.
Of course, sometimes it's helpful to remember this:
Jacarlo Stenton hit 59 home runs two years ago.  Fifty-nine.
This is what the Yankees add to the mix and that should make Aaron Boone's weight a little less … well, hefty. You do not add a bat that way and you apologize. You add a bat this way and hope it can take five or six trips to the plate.
Boone called Stanton's return "encouraging."
Stanton said, "You have to roll with what you have, right? have to work. I'm here now and I want to use these games as a setup to be ready for the playoffs. ”
They are not quite yet. But they get there. And it's not like the divisional champions for the first time in seven years. But they will get there. Soon enough.