This really has been one of the craziest seasons I can remember. I forget the stat, but Im not sure in the teams history if they've ever been tied or +1 for this long, this late in the season. Its pretty remarkable. I reallly really hope they take care of business and win the east. Texiera will be back in the lineup today... so hopefully he can knock the rust off quickly.
Heres how the final three stack up for the Yanks and the Os...
Yanks VS Sox at Yankee Stadum
Monday Oct 1 7:05PM: Sabathia (14-6, 3.42) VS Bucholz (11-7, 4.22)
Tuesday Oct 2 7:05PM: Nova (12-8, 5.02) VS Lester (9-14, 4.94) - This game worries me
Wednesday Oct 3 7:05PM: Kuroda (15-11, 3.34) VS Matsuzaka (1-6, 7.68)
Os VS Rays at Tropicana Field
Monday Oct 1 7:05PM: Chen (12-10, 4.11) VS Cobb (10-9, 4.18)
Tuesday Oct 2 7:05PM: Gonzales (8-4, 3.45) VS Shields (15-9, 3.62)
Wednesday Oct 3 7:05PM: Tilman (9-2, 2.78) VS Hellickson (9-11, 3.20)
They're gonna need Nova on a really short leash in that game IMHO. The only thing we have going for us is that the Os are in the road and the Rays arent a bad team. ...though, they wont see Price, unfortunately.
This is going to be a pretty crazy couple of days of baseball.