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Ahead of Schedule, Yankees Push Toward World Series
“When you add Kahnle and David Robertson to a bullpen that’s already very strong,” Holliday
said, “that was when I thought, ‘We have a real chance to win the World Series.’”
After the Minnesota Twins chased Luis Severino after one out of the wild-card game, Chad Green led a ruthless display of bullpen force.
“I thought we were going to be better than people thought we were going to be,” said outfielder Brett Gardner, who also acknowledged his uncertainty.
“I really thought they would be so hard to beat, and I never thought this guy would pitch two bad games.
But he was ready to duel Allen, to knife the heart from the defending A. L.
The batter behind Gardner, Aaron Judge, had looked as anemic in the first eight
innings as he did in his brief trial late last season, with four strikeouts.