Tonight, Mike Mussina and the Yankees take on Jesse Litsch and the Blue Jays. The Yankees find themselves in last place in the AL East and seven games back of the Rays. So while the Red Sox and Rays battle it out in Beantown for AL East supremacy, the Yankees and Blue Jays will be battling it out in the Bronx for well…Hope. Both teams have a great deal to look forward to and optimistic about. The Yankees finally got their all-star backstop back today. Posada will most likely start tomorrow and Friday, rest Saturday and be back on Sunday (according to Sweeni Murti.) Offensively the Yankees are back to full strength and ready to make a push in the standings. The Blue Jays are 32-28 and just four games back of the Rays. At 3.32 they hold the best team ERA in the American League. They have two starters with ERA’s under three and tonight’s starting pitcher Jesse Litsch has a 7-1 record and a 3.18 ERA. The Yankees have the offense, the Jays have the pitching. Who will win this battle? Only time will tell. Comment away!
(Lineups courtesy of Pete Abraham)