The Yankees have a lot of history with the ALDS. Here’s a summary of their experience, in terms of after two games and the final series result:
As you can see, many times the Yankees have been tied after two games of an ALDS – with mixed final results.
Taking it a step further, before 2006, how many times have the Yankees won the first game of an ALDS and then lost the second game? The answer: 1997, 2002 and 2005.
The Yankees lost the ALDS in 1997, 2002, and 2005. That’s not a good trend, when looking at 2006.