Kuroda held the Sox down well on Sunday. Lackey not so much with the Yankees on Saturday, though the offense bailed him out. One team fights for survival, still a game back from reaching a date with a 1-game playoff on 10/2, the other team fights to seal their seemingly inevitable place starting a little later in October. Oh damn, the Rays are facing the Twins this weekend (but at least they have subsequent 4-game series with the Rangers and O’s to follow, even if those series are at the Trop). Gonna have to beat the Yanks to get the magic number lower in the next few days (still at 8 this morning, as Farrell correctly held postseason bullpen tryouts the last 3 innings yesterday and gave the real bullpen a rest, ending up down a run thereby).
People will be happy, angry, sad. Someone will win and someone will lose. It’s the last regular season series for the century-old rivals, both of whom are doing much better than anyone expected at season’s beginning. Comment away.