We don’t imagine we’ll be able to post many more game threads involving both of our teams with this kind of title. But for this evening, which we hope remains dry, we’ll leave it hanging out there, if only to needle (yep, it’s a needle, YFs, pointing out that the Yankees are in last place. Cellar dwellers. Bringing up the rear. On the outside looking in. Whatever synonym/epithet you care to use, it’s true. They’re in last. At least for a few more hours).
More seriously (and yes, we kid: we aren’t willing to even think about gloating over an April standings lead, nor are we willing to overlook the fantastic lineup the Yankees put on the field every day for fear of seeing a scoreboard that indicates a seven run deficit and Joel Pineiro pitching, all in the third inning), we look forward to seeing Daisuke Matsuzaka pitching this evening. It will be interesting to see how Daisuke adjusts (or if he adjusts) after last week’s plodding and difficult effort against the Bombers. Certainly we Sox fans expected a little more out of our new star and tonight will be a good test; a second appearance against an offensive juggernaut in less than a week, on enemy soil. Yankees fans can look forward to their best starter taking the hill in Andy Pettitte in the friendly (at least to them) confines of the House that Ruth Built with a lineup that finally looks as it was designed. Consider this your game thread for tonight’s action. Lineups after the jump.