“It’s over for the Yankees. No more. One hundred percent. I want it over, because I want my team in the second round.” … ”Is this a prediction, or your hope?” Valverde was asked by a reporter. Valverde reached out and good-naturedly put his hand on the shoulder of the reporter and said, “What do you think?”
Here's some bulletin board material via Ian Begley:
After closing out the Detroit Tigers' win over the New York Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS on Sunday, closer Jose Valverde believes the Tigers are a lock to win the series.Hey Jose, remember Jimmy Rollins?
"I think the series will finish in our house," Valverde told ESPN Deportes' Enrique Rojas and other outlets. "They have a good team, but the series is not (coming) back to New York."
"We have a big advantage," Valverde said. "We have Verlander ready for tomorrow. In the bullpen, we are ready."
Hopefully the Yankees respond to this with a nice six-spot in the top of the 1st tomorrow.