Youth vs. Experience: ALDS Gamer II

Tonight’s pitching matchup could stand for the series as a whole. Mike Mussina (37, 15-7, 3.51) goes against Justin Verlander (23, 17-9, 3.63). Last night the fogies handled the youngsters. What to expect tonight? We’ll find out soon. Both pitchers have fallen off from their brilliant first halfs.

The lineups, which follow after the jump, haven’t changed. Comment on all the action here.

Yanks:
Johnny Damon CF
Derek Jeter SS
Bobby Abreu RF
Gary Sheffield 1B
Jason Giambi DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Hideki Matsui LF
Jorge Posada C
Robinson Cano 2B

Tigers:
Curtis Granderson CF
Placido Polanco 2B
Sean Casey 1B
Magglio Ordonez RF
Carlos Guillen SS
Pudge Rodriguez C
Craig Monroe LF
Marcus Thames DH
Brandon Inge 3B

19 comments… add one
  • Rain delay. Dangit. Showers in the offing for an hour plus. Looks like it’s gonna be a looooooooooong nite.

    YF October 4, 2006, 8:13 pm
  • I’m going to go get hammered…i’ll be back whenever game starts… GO YANKS

    Straylightrise October 4, 2006, 8:39 pm
  • So will this game pretty much start tonight, even if it is at 10-10:30?

    Jared October 4, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • yup. espn’s saying around 9:30est

    walein October 4, 2006, 9:00 pm
  • that aint bad

    Straylightrise October 4, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • At least whichever pitcher loses will have this to fall back on later.

    Brad October 4, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • First pitch at 10. Gonna be a VERY late night. Glad I’m not a NY high school teacher tomorrow. A lot of nodding heads during math class.

    YF October 4, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • I guess I’ll be finding out the score of the game first thing in the morning. Great.
    In the meantime, my lady and I must now watch Project Runway’s reunion show. It’s part of the deal. If anyyone cares, I’m pulling for Micheal.

    Nick-YF October 4, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • Canceled game.

    walein October 4, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • Played at 1:09pm EST tomorrow

    walein October 4, 2006, 9:57 pm
  • Scalper’s delight.

    YF October 4, 2006, 10:01 pm
  • One of these two will be empty tomorrow: NY schools and businesses, or Yankee Stadium.

    Kazz October 5, 2006, 12:58 am
  • Nick…yep. Pulling for Michael. I work till whatever ungodly hour; we watch Project Runway together. It’s an understanding. I’m not gonna pretend I’m not into it, though. I get tense when the last two contestants are on stage together.

    Devine October 5, 2006, 2:06 am
  • I notice YF didn’t chime in to scold Nick for jumping ship to PR, even though the game hadn’t been canceled yet. Somehow, I was chastised for an American Idol romp during the regular season, but a fellow YF escapes reproach. Unbelievable, these conflicting dual principles of YF. They never stop fighting each other.
    As an aside, Mrs. SF and I are pulling for Michael as well. Something we can all agree on, I guess.

    SF October 5, 2006, 8:45 am
  • What the hell is Project Runway? Why are you people watching it? Where are all the baseball fans on this site?
    For the record, I had to sit through Mets fans being idiots and cheering away in a sports bar, consoling myself that soon the place would reverberate with the sounds of cheering YFs. Didn’t work out like that. Plus I spent 15 minutes walking through that monsoon without an umbrella.

    Sam October 5, 2006, 8:57 am
  • “Where are all the baseball fans on this site?”
    Watching reality tv, unknowingly (?) contributing to the decline of Western Civilization…

    Andrews October 5, 2006, 9:12 am
  • I refuse to be held responsible for the decline of Western Civilization because I watch Project Runway. If I find out that Rumsfeld watches it as well, then we can start talking.

    SF October 5, 2006, 9:18 am
  • The dickish tattooed guy from LA is gonna win. So settle down, and get back to baseball. Speaking of which, I got this in my inbox last night at 1:36 am from mlb.com (the all caps in the subject line are original):
    “TONIGHT’S DIVISION SERIES GAME AT YANKEE STADIUM POSTPONED”
    No f*ckin’ sh*t.

    YF October 5, 2006, 11:02 am
  • Yeah yeah yeah, Survivor and Project Runway are what’s wrong with this country/civilization, that’s it…
    I respectfully declare that I have seen some good reality television and that Project Runway plays a lot more fair than most reality TV in that you can pretty much see in a given episode who will or won’t win from relatively early (though they do edit to create suspense still, of course).
    YF, I think Jeffrey stands a good shot, but Michael’s only failure was his last dress. Jeffrey takes good risks. We’ll see.
    Baseball fans do tend to have other interests as well. Though I know an exception or two…

    Devine October 5, 2006, 12:48 pm

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