Game 153: Win-winBy
You know what the best part of tonight’s game is? It’s that no matter what happens, it’ll be a pretty good outcome for the Yankees. A win drops the magic number for a playoff spot to just two, and a loss allows the Rays to (at least) keep pace with the Red Sox for the wildcard. I know Boston’s rotation looks ugly at the moment (and it is), but I have zero interest in facing John Lester/Josh Beckett/Erik Bedard six times in a seven game series with that offense and Daniel Bard/Jonathan Papelbon at the end of the game. I’d rather take my chances with Tampa’s rotation, Evan Longoria and some other dudes, and Joel Peralta/Kyle Farnsworth. Here’s the lineup…
Ivan Nova, SP
It’s a little rainy in the Tri-State Area, so you know what that means …My9! It’ll also be on MLB Network for you out of towners. The weather isn’t too bad though, they should be able to get all nine innings in. First pitch is scheduled for a little after 7pm ET. Enjoy.