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The top three moments of the Yankees’ postseason

There will be a post-mortem on the Yankees season coming on Tuesday but for now we can look at some of the best moments of this past postseason. The Yankees fell short in their quest for 28 World Series Championships, but even though they didn’t make it they still had plenty of memorable moments.

Whether it be the incredible defense of Gleyber Torres and D.J. Lemahieu (at least for the most part) or the overall all-time performance by Torres, there’s still plenty to be proud of for the Yankees. Here are the three best moments in the Yankees’ postseason;

Didi’s Grand Slam

The New York Yankees were up 1-0 on the Minnesota Twins in the ALDS but Didi Gregorius was not playing well. He had slumped throughout most of September and hadn’t recorded a hit in the first game.

Many people were looking to have Didi benched because of his poor performance, but Aaron Boone stuck with the shortstop because of his knack for the dramatic. Gregorius proved Boone right by blasting a grand slam into the right field stands, a blast that essentially ended Game Two and put any hope of the Twins recovering in the gutter.

James Paxton’s “Let’s Go”

Game Five of the ALCS was one the Yankees (obviously) needed to have. James Paxton had been a rock up to that point for the Yankees after starting very slow at the beginning of the year. The big lefty had shown he could pitch in big games, but his biggest test came against the Astros in Game Five.

Paxton delivered, pitching six innings of one run ball and dominating the Astros’ hitters with his breaking balls. The best moment of the game was when Aaron Boone came to see how he was doing, Paxton shook him off and just said “Let’s go”. The crowd erupted and Paxton somehow got away with a pitch down the middle that Robinson Chirinos hit just to the edge of the warning track.

Hicks’ foul pole mash

It all started with D.J. Lemahieu’s home run to open the scoring against the Astros in Game Five, but Aaron Hicks emphatically gave the Yankees the lead with an absolute rocket that hit off the foul pole for a home run.

Hicks had worked his way back from a nasty elbow injury that was deemed season ending. He independently started training and let the Yankees know he was ready to go. A few weeks later and here he was hitting one of the biggest home runs of the entire MLB season.

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