(see if you can spot the difference between this image and the game 1 image)
The ALCS moves to Detroit tonight for game 3. Game time temperature should be in the mid-60s, and it should slide down into the 50s throughout the game. But no rain in sight. (Mike Napoli just went yard, again, Rangers up 2-1.)
Yesterday’s game was almost too much to take. We seemed destined to be another anecdote in Yankee’s lore after the Avila slip. If anyone believes in his stuff it’s Valverde. Bravo Papa Grande. I know he threw 30+ or something yesterday, but I’m pretty sure that he’s avail tonight if we need him. I don’t think Benoit will be.
Today’s news is the lineup changes – Maggs slides down to 6, Avila to 8, and Santiago to 2. Santiago hits CC decently well (.294) and plays better D, so he gets the nod over Raburn. According to Jimmy, Avila has been pressing a bit, so hopefully the 8 hole will help him get something going.
Yankees are sticking with their same game 2 lineup:
1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Curtis Granderson, CF
3. Robinson Cano, 2B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B (this caused a bit of a stir in NY)
5. Mark Teixeira, 1B
6. Nick Swisher, RF
7. Jorge Posada, DH
8. Russell Martin, C
9. Brett Gardner, LF
Todd Jones throwing out first pitch tomorrow night…(confusion)