Wow! How awesome was that? Last night’s tiebreaker play-in game between Detroit and Minnesota before the largest baseball crowd in Metrodome history was truly one for the ages and one of the most stressful and amazing contests I’ve ever witnessed. But after nearly 5 hours of back and forth and give and take, my Twins won 6 – 5 in 12 innings and became the first team in history to win a division after being 3 games out with 4 to play, while the Tigers became one of a handful of teams to blow a 7-game lead in the standings in September–ouch!
So it’s on to a best-out-of-five against the Yankees, a team they have beaten a grand total of once in the last two years. I’m certainly proud of what this team has accomplished late in the season given all of the injuries (including 1/2 of their starters and All-Star 1B Justin Morneau), so if this is the end of the ride, so be it. Minnesota may be the biggest underdog ever in a playoff series, but we might as well play the games and see what happens. Go Twins!