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    How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    I am always cautious, having witnessed too many first and second round losses in my (almost) 4 decades of Yankee fan-dom. But after last night, I am feeling good with Nova on the mound in Game 5. I know that anything can happen, but I like our chances.
    I am ready for NUMBER 28!!!

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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nettles View Post
    I am always cautious, having witnessed too many first and second round losses in my (almost) 4 decades of Yankee fan-dom. But after last night, I am feeling good with Nova on the mound in Game 5. I know that anything can happen, but I like our chances.
    I am more confident with Nova on the mound, than if it was CC vs Verlander, which is what it would have been had it not rained on Friday. It's a cautious confidence.

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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    I really like the Yanks chances but you just never know when a player like Miggy or V-mart will go crazy and win the game by themselves or when a pitcher like Fister decides to throw the game of his life as shut the Yanks down.

    These are two fairly evenly matched teams overall but I have to say that the Yanks being home, having hit Fister well in game 1.15 and the Tiger pen seemingly in shambles right now gives a clear edge to the Yanks in this one game.
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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    Yanks have a well rested pen. Don't need Nova to be spectacular, just get us through 5 with a lead.

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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    Cautiously confident, haha.

    I just have this feeling that Nova is going to be this wrecking ball of a postseason starter a la El Duque.

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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    Saw some good things from the offense, gives me confidence. Nova needs to keep it close till the middle innings, offense will explode.
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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    Do not pitch to Cabrera.

    That is all.

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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    i'm out for blood. not only win but win by 10 runs.
    always reasonable

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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    Confident, just need 6 good innings out of Nova, hopefully the bats stay awake, get ready for game 1 Saturday night at the stadium!!

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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    Quote Originally Posted by THEBOSS84 View Post
    Do not pitch to Cabrera.

    That is all.
    Yeah seriously. At least Girardi walks people sometimes. Intentionally walking people was against Joe Torre's code of honor.
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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    The Yankees worked very hard to win 97 games for this #1 seed in the American League playoffs.

    My feeling: Just be prepared everyday.
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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    I think Nova is confident and I think the hitters are confident. That makes me confident.

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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    I always feel confident when it comes to the Yankees. Always.
    Whatever you think...
    Well, you're wrong.

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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    Quote Originally Posted by JDPNYY View Post
    I always feel confident when it comes to the Yankees. Always.
    Same here.

    However, I gotta be honest, I was a LOT less confident about this series down 2-1 and handing the ball to AJ in Detroit than I am now. SuperNova? At home? Even up? We got this.

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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    Must fist Fister.

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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    on paper it all seems to line up in our favor: pitching matchup, O coming alive in time, a rod seeming to shake some rust off, jorge getting it done and montero off the shelf, tex numbers vs fister, NYY numbers in general vs fister, phil throwing gas, very well-rested pen and general sense that -- having won game 4, and the way we won game 4, i would really be shocked if we lost this one. not overconfident or any hubris to piss off the baseball gods, but i feel pretty good about the game. we just need nova to be good, and there's no reason to think he'll suddenly crack tomorrow. "cautiously yet solidly optimistic."

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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    Quote Originally Posted by THEBOSS84 View Post
    Must fist Fister.
    i could see AJ getting t shirts made up.

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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    Quote Originally Posted by JSG View Post
    on paper it all seems to line up in our favor: pitching matchup, O coming alive in time, a rod seeming to shake some rust off, jorge getting it done and montero off the shelf, tex numbers vs fister, NYY numbers in general vs fister, phil throwing gas, very well-rested pen and general sense that -- having won game 4, and the way we won game 4, i would really be shocked if we lost this one. not overconfident or any hubris to piss off the baseball gods, but i feel pretty good about the game. we just need nova to be good, and there's no reason to think he'll suddenly crack tomorrow. "cautiously yet solidly optimistic."
    This is why I'm cautious. Things seem too good to be true.

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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    Excited..our team gets to play in an all or nothing game at Yankee Stadium. We have a good team and they have a good club..whoever wins deserves to advance.
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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    I heard them say on MLB Network that the home team has lost six of the last seven Games Five in division series play. For what that's worth.

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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    Quote Originally Posted by -tz View Post
    I heard them say on MLB Network that the home team has lost six of the last seven Games Five in division series play. For what that's worth.
    The last time the Yankees had a series deciding game at home was..... (ok - let's not talk about it)

    FORGET THAT! Let's exorcise those demons!!!!

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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    Quote Originally Posted by -tz View Post
    I heard them say on MLB Network that the home team has lost six of the last seven Games Five in division series play. For what that's worth.
    Wasn't that one team that won, the Yankees?
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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Muhozi View Post
    Wasn't that one team that won, the Yankees?
    I have to look this up.
    I know the Yankees lost to the Angels once....

    EDIT:

    I think I got this straight.....

    2010 - TEX v. TBR - Texas won game 5 in Tampa
    2005 - LAA v. NYY - Angels won game 5 in Anaheim
    2004 - HOU v. ATL - Astros won Game 5 in Atlanta
    2003 - BOS v. OAK - Sox won Game 5 in Oakland
    2003 - CHC v. ATL - Cubs won game 5 in Atlanta
    2002 - MIN v. OAK - Twins won game 5 in Oaklnad
    2002 - SFG v. ATL - Giants won game 5 in Atlanta
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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    Quote Originally Posted by THEBOSS84 View Post
    Do not pitch to Cabrera.

    That is all.
    I might consider walking Cabrera with the bases loaded.
    Forgive me for taking the Contrarian view

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    Re: How's the feeling? Confident or Cautious?

    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeyankeefan View Post
    I might consider walking Cabrera with the bases loaded.
    I'd let Hughes pitch to him again. Miggy looked like a calf staring at new gate after that K last night.
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