This is an experiment. We are writing Tuesday’s game thread in advance of Monday’s opening matchup. In order to cover our bases, we are going to synopsize two possible results, and will not edit this post in the 24 hours between the time we write the post and the time it goes live. Here goes:
Last night’s game was excruciating. The Sox’ early lead seemed to evaporate in the blink of an eye: the red hot Jorge Posada depositing a fluttering, flopping knuckleball somewhere near the New York/Connecticut border, squelching all chatter of an 11.5 game lead and the spectacle of Joe Torre being ushered out of the clubhouse with a cardboard box, two David Cone bobblehead dolls, and a souvenir pair of blue stirrups. Nonetheless, we take heart and are emboldened: the Sox continue to hit (11 of them), the pitchers continue to keep the team in almost every single game. It’s all good, despite the bad results. Well, it’s not ALL good. Tonight Julian Tavarez takes the mound, and though he shut down the Detroit Tigers last week, he’s all that stands between a deflated Yankees team and a momentum-filled juggernaut a mere 8.5 games out of first. We suppose we could do worse: Matt Clement could be starting. Chat about the action here.
It’s funny. That white horse that Roger Clemens was going to ride in on ain’t looking so hot. Nothing like getting $28M pro-rated to help ease the transition to golf season. Discuss tonight’s action here.