For the second time in four days, the Yankees are off tonight. That Los Angeles to San Diego trip is pretty brutal, assuming they’re traveling by rickshaw. In all seriousness though, off-days are precious this time of year. The Yankees need as much rest as they can get, especially David Robertson and Mariano Rivera at the back of the bullpen. Those are two are going to be insanely important down the stretch. They have to protect every lead that comes their way these next two months.
Anyway, here is your open thread for the night. The fifth game of that huge Cardinals-Pirates series will air on MLB Network (Kelly vs. Morton) — Pittsburgh has won the first four games of the series and are currently 2.5 games up in the NL Central — and that’s really it. Thankfully, that’s an awesome game. Talk about it or anything else here. Enjoy.