It wasn’t exactly a textbook win today, but I’ll take it. Losing two starting pitchers to injury in the last two days is bad news, but it looks like A.J. Burnett will make his next start, and we’ll just have to hope for the best with Andy Pettitte. Maybe it’ll be a blessing in disguise, helping keep his 38-year-old body fresh for the stretch drive. Either way, the win today gives the Yankees a three game cushion in the AL East over Tampa, and a 6.5 game lead over Boston.
Now it’s time to sit back and relax with our open thread. The ESPN Sunday Night game features the Phillies and Cubs (Halladay vs. Gorzelanny), but talk about whatever you want. Enjoy the evening.