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Standing in at 6’7 281 pounds is the Yankees monster of a right fielder, Aaron Judge.  At only 25 years old he put together a phenomenal rookie season with a whopping 52 home runs and 114 RBIS, the kid is the real deal.  Not to mention topping Giancarlo Stanton in the Home Run Derby blasting towering dingers reaching well over 500 feet.  Aaron Judge can definitely play ball, and his season is not over yet.  The Bronx Bombers will face off against the surprise visitors to the playoffs, the Minnesota Twins.  Oh how I love to see teams like the Twins this year squeak into the playoffs.  The Twins are coming into Yankee Stadium tonight having lost a playoff series four times to the Yanks since 2003.  However, I think there is something special happening in the Twin Cities with the veteran status of Joe Mauer and a 44 year old Bartolo Colon still managing to find himself in the starting rotation.  And the young talented hot bats coming from Byron Buxton and Brian Dozier may give the Twinkies a decent chance for an upset, along with their scrappy defense.  Let’s talk about who’s on the hill for both squads, being that I grew up watching Ervin Santana sling it for the Halos.  Now Santana comes into the game with a 16-8 record and 3.28 ERA on the season, which is very good for 34 year old inconsistent Ervin Santana.  I am a huge Sonny Gray fan but can understand why the Yanks are going with the electric Severino instead, in a wild card game anything goes and the bullpen will probably be stocked with whoever Girardi needs to get the job done.  I love the vibe that the MLB playoffs create.  It’s finally starting to feel like Fall outside and I can’t even imagine how amazing the atmosphere is going to be at Yankee stadium tonight.  It will be an interesting game, and my heart is pulling for the Twins to pull off the upset even though I am a huge fan of Aaron Judge, DiDi Gregorious and Starlin Castro.  Can Judge and the rest of the Yankees all rise to the occasion?  Or will the youngsters from the Twin Cities take home the W?  We will have to wait and see.  Whoever it is will move on to battle a RED HOT Cleveland Indians team who are dangerous in all aspects.  Go Dodgers.

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